Ban Ki-moon: Assad has 'lost all sense of humanity'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 2, 2011 20:27

Syrian President Bashar Assad has "lost all humanity," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday as the UN held talks over the Assad regime's brutal crackdown on protesters, AFP reported.

“Since the beginning of this situation, I have issued many statements, I have spoken to President Assad several times, and I have expressed my sincere wish and genuine wish that he should genuinely, genuinely address these issues in a peaceful manner,” Ban was quoted as telling reporters.

Ban added that the situation is "totally unacceptable," noting the attacks in Hama and other towns over the weekend that left about 140 people dead.

“[Assad] must be aware that under international humanitarian law, this is accountable. I believe that he lost all sense of humanity,” Ban was quoted as saying.


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