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U.N. Leader Deplores Syria War’s Spread to Iraq

Submitted by on June 22, 2014 – 4:26 pm

21-NATIONS-master315Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday drew attention to perhaps the bleakest chapter of his tenure at the United Nations: the three-year-old war in Syria, and now the prospective unraveling of the region along sectarian lines.

“Suddenly, the cohesion and integrity of two major countries, not just one, is in question,” he said, as the war has spread into Iraq.

In an expansive speech at the Asia Society in New York that hinted at his frustration with all those who have fueled the conflict, Mr. Ban was especially sharp in criticizing the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria for its use of barrel bombs and other devastating weapons.

“Governments that hope to regain legitimacy do not massacre their own people,” Mr. Ban said.

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