UN's Ban says Assad broke pledge to halt violence

By REUTERS
August 22, 2011 19:06

 
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UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday it was "troubling" that Syrian President Bashar Assad had not kept a promise to end military and police operations against protesters.

Assad had told Ban in a telephone conversation last Wednesday that the operations against the pro-democracy demonstrators, in which the United Nations says more than 2,000 people have died, had stopped.

"It's troubling that he has not kept his words," Ban told reporters. "I sincerely hope that he heeds ... all (the) international community's appeals and calls."

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