Baztab News

UN Chief Calls for an End to the Syrian People's 'Suffering'

13 Mar 2018 The Killid Group

The UN secretary-general urged Security Council members to “end the suffering” of residents in besieged Eastern Ghouta, as the US threatened to “act if we must” as a ceasefire continues to be ignored by Syrian and Russian forces.

Antonio Guterres’ remarks on Monday came as government forces continued for a third week to launch air strikes and advance a ground offensive into the Damascus suburb that has been under rebel control since mid-2013.

Several attempts to halt the deadly operation have proved futile, with a war monitor reporting more than 1,022 civilians have been killed in Russian-backed Syrian government attacks over the last three weeks.

“I am deeply disappointed by all those … who allowed this to happen,” Guterres said in his address at the UN headquarters in New York.

“There should be only one agenda for all of us: to end the suffering of the Syrian people and find a political solution to the conflict.

“Particularly in Eastern Ghouta, the air strikes, shelling, ground offensive intensified after the adoption of the resolution,” he said, referencing UNSC resolution 2401, which passed on February 24.

According to Al Jazeera, resolution 2401 called for an immediate ceasefire, the evacuation of civilians, and the delivery of aid supplies.

Guterres also expressed his disappointment at the prevention of desperately needed food and medical assistance from being delivered to some of the 400,000 residents trapped inside the enclave.

 

 

The post UN Chief Calls for an End to the Syrian People's 'Suffering' appeared first on The Killid Group.

Original Link: http://tkg.af/english/2018/03/13/un-chief-calls-end-syrian-peoples-suffering/

Open Original News

More from The Killid Group

  • Election Faces Numerous Problems in Herat 20 Oct 2018

    Voting process for Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) began in centre and 17 districts of Herat province today. Mohammad Asif Rahimi, provincial governor, said that Posht Koh and Zer Koh are the

  • IEC: Some Polling Stations May Open on Sunday 20 Oct 2018

    The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced this afternoon that a number of polling stations did not open as scheduled and if this situation continues, they will be opened on Sunday for people

  • CEO Abdullah Casts His Vote 20 Oct 2018

    Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah cast his vote in Kabul today. Speaking after having cast his ballot, Abdullah said holding elections was a big step towards changing people's lives. Abdullah said that

  • President Ghani Casts His Vote in Kabul Today 20 Oct 2018

    President Ashraf Ghani officially launched the parliamentary election this morning and cast his vote at a Kabul polling station. Addressing journalists after casting his vote, he said he wants to thank

  • Facebook Takes Action against Myanmar over Rohingya Violence 28 Aug 2018

    Facebook moved against the Myanmar regime on Monday by taking down a number of accounts and pages, as well as an Instagram account, which the internet giant had identified as being “hate speech”.

  • Moscow, Kabul Agree to Postpone Peace Conference 28 Aug 2018

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have agreed to postpone a peace conference on Afghanistan that was planned for September. Moscow had been preparing to host peace

  • Security Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties to Taliban in Ghormach-Qaisar Route 27 Aug 2018

    Afghan security forces have inflicted heavy casualties to the Taliban group in the Ghormach-Qaisar route, the Shahin 209th Corps said on Monday. Muhammad Hanif Rezai, spokesman of Shahin 209th Corps declared

  • 2 Air Force Personnel Shot Dead in Kabul Gun Attack 27 Aug 2018

    Unidentified gunmen on Monday morning shot dead two personnel of the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Kabul, an official said. Police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai told Pajhwok the incident took place in Khwaja

Latest News:

Loading