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09-Oct-2019 00:01:28
A UN spokesperson said, “the Secretary-General is very concerned by the recent developments in northeast Syria,” adding that “any military operation must fully respect the UN Charter and international humanitarian law.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 09 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, Exterior, United Nations Headquarter

09 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General is very concerned by the recent developments in northeast Syria. Any military operation must fully respect the UN Charter and international humanitarian law. Civilians and civilian infrastructure should be protected in accordance with international law.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General believes that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict. He reiterates that only an inclusive and credible political process pursuant to Security Council resolution 2254 (2015) can bring a long-term solution to the conflict in Syria. As the Security Council reaffirmed yesterday in its Presidential statement, any solution must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN does not have an alternative form of delivery that could replicate the timely and its reach of its cross-broader activities, particularly as the access to the northwestern Syria for humanitarian partners registered at Damascus was restricted, and remain therefore critical to fully preserve all possible avenues for humanitarian access.”
8. Wide shot, press briefing room
STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson said, “the Secretary-General is very concerned by the recent developments in northeast Syria,” adding that “any military operation must fully respect the UN Charter and international humanitarian law.”

Reading from a statement, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters today (09 Oct) that the UN chief believes “there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict,” and reiterated that “only an inclusive and credible political process pursuant to Security Council resolution 2254 (2015) can bring a long-term solution to the conflict in Syria.”

Haq continued, “as the Security Council reaffirmed yesterday (08 Oct) in its Presidential statement, any solution must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.”

On humanitarian front, Haq said “the UN does not have an alternative form of delivery that could replicate the timely and its reach of its cross-broader activities, particularly as the access to the northwestern Syria for humanitarian partners registered at Damascus was restricted.”

He reiterated it remains “critical to fully preserve all possible avenues for humanitarian access.”
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