08/16/2012

Russia: 'UN Withdrawal from Syria Threatens the Entire Region'

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Aug 16, 2012 - MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that the withdrawal of the UN from Syria threatens the entire region with negative repercussions.

During his meeting with the US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, Gatilov underlined the importance of preserving the UN presence in the country.

He stressed the need that all Syrian parties and foreign players implement the Security Council resolutions and the decisions included in the final document of the action group meeting on Syria.

Gatilov said it is important to activate the work of this group with the aim of coordinating steps to launch a political settlement to the crisis in Syria.

R. Raslan/ H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/08/16/436745.htm

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In 1980 Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, became director of the United Nations’ International Organizations and Treaties Bureau, headquartered in Seoul. He has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. Between these two assignments he served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992. In 1992, he became Vice Chairman of the South-North Joint Nuclear Control Commission, following the adoption by South and North Korea of the Joint Declaration of the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. From 1993–1994 Ban was Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United States. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations in 1995 and then appointed National Security Advisor to the President in 1996...

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