» 09/20/2012 SYRIA - UN Ban Ki-moon: No military solution to Syrian conflict. Political dialogue only answer The Secretary-General is concerned about the escalation of violence by the government and the rebels, which can only lead to a dead end. USA Report: 117 Iranian jets landed in Damascus carrying weapons and not "humanitarian goods". The rebels armed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Western powers. Benedict XVI's warning not to import arms.
New York City
(AsiaNews) - The UN Secretary General says that there is no military solution
to the conflict between the Syrian government and the rebels, even if they are
using every possible means to eliminate eachother.
at a press conference before the new session of the UN General Assembly, Ban
Ki-moon said he was "concerned" about the fact that after 18 months
of struggle against Assad there was no end in sight. " I think military means will not bring an
answer.," he added,
raising once again " That should be resolved through
political dialogue." According
to the UN, the war in Syria has already claimed more than 20 thousand dead.
yesterday Bashar al-Assad received a visit from Iranian foreign minister, Ali
Akbar Salehi, who said that "the solution to the conflict is found only
in Syria and within
the Syrian family."
is escalating on the ground.
the opposition attacked the south-western outskirts of Damascus and other
districts to the north and south. Government
troops responded with volleys and rockets fired from helicopters, killing at
least 20 people. The
rebels accused the military of destroying and burning homes, government media
enhance the need to strke against "armed terrorist groups."
also an escalation in the supply of weapons. The
U.S. State Department revealed that 117 Iranian jets arrived in Damascus. Officially
they carry "humanitarian goods," but according to the U.S. they carry
and weapons are being made available to the rebels by Saudi Arabia and Qatar,
United States, France and Great Britain who offer them useful materials for the
war, but not weapons (communication tools, binoculars, infrared, etc. ..).
week, on the plane that took him to Lebanon, Benedict XVI said that it is
important to stop the importation of weapons to bring peace in Syria. "Instead
of importing weapons - he added - which is a grave sin, we need to import the
ideas of peace, creativity, finding solutions, accepting everyone's