UN chief slams Syria for killings, rights abuses, attacks

October 1, 2012 18:56

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized the Syrian government on Monday for killings, rights abuses, aerial and artillery attacks and expressed frustration that the 18-month conflict was getting worse.

Ban "raised in the strongest terms the continued killings, massive destruction, human rights abuses, and aerial and artillery attacks committed by the government" during a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, his spokesman said.During a speech to the UN General Assembly on Monday, Moualem accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey of supporting "terrorism" in Syria by providing arms and money.

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