UN / GULF APPEAL FOR PEACE

08-Jan-2020 00:02:04
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric took note of US President Donald Trump’s statement on the situation in the Gulf region and welcomed “any indication that leaders are walking back from major confrontation and are doing whatever they can to avoid any further escalation.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GULF APPEAL FOR PEACE
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DATELINE: 08 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

08 JANUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson at podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“For our part, it is important that Iraq not pay the price for external rivalries. We very much support the unity, the sovereignty of Iraq. We also take not of the statement made by President Trump not long ago, and – you know – we welcome any indication that leaders are walking back from major confrontation and are doing whatever they can to avoid any further escalation.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Earlier today, we issued a statement from the Secretary-General in which we said that on Monday, the Secretary-General made a passionate appeal for peace. His message to world leaders was simple: Stop escalation; exercise maximum restraint; re-start dialogue; and renew international cooperation. This appeal remains as important today as it was on Monday. For his part, the Secretary-General will continue his active engagement with relevant actors. It is our common duty to make every effort to avoid a war in the Gulf that the world cannot afford. We must not forget the terrible human suffering caused by war. As always, ordinary people pay the highest price. In addition to the statement, I just want to add that the Secretary-General has been continuing his calls to world leaders over the past few days. Yesterday he spoke by phone with Iraqi President Barham Salih to whom he expressed the solidarity of the United Nations and continuing support for the Iraqi people. For the Secretary-General, it is important that everyone respect the sovereignty and unity of Iraq. The international community should support the Iraqi people as they seek to create the conditions for political dialogue. Iraq should not pay the price for external rivalries.”
6. Wide shot, spokesperson at podium
STORYLINE
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric took note of US President Donald Trump’s statement on the situation in the Gulf region and welcomed “any indication that leaders are walking back from major confrontation and are doing whatever they can to avoid any further escalation.”

Responding to questions from journalists in New York today (08 Jan), Dujarric said it was important that "Iraq not pay the price for external rivalries.”

Earlier today, the spokesperson’s office issued a statement in which UN chief António Guterres reiterated his “passionate appeal for peace” made on Monday. Dujarric said, “His message to world leaders was simple: Stop escalation; exercise maximum restraint; re-start dialogue; and renew international cooperation. This appeal remains as important today as it was on Monday.”

The spokesperson said Guterres would continue his active engagement with relevant actors and added, “It is our common duty to make every effort to avoid a war in the Gulf that the world cannot afford. We must not forget the terrible human suffering caused by war. As always, ordinary people pay the highest price.”

Dujarric said the Secretary-General spoke by phone with Iraqi President Barham Salih to whom he expressed “the solidarity of the United Nations and continuing support for the Iraqi people.”

He said, “For the Secretary-General, it is important that everyone respect the sovereignty and unity of Iraq. The international community should support the Iraqi people as they seek to create the conditions for political dialogue. Iraq should not pay the price for external rivalries.”
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