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UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged world powers on Wednesday to act "in the name of humanity" against the Syrian crackdown on protesters, as activists said Syrian forces killed another 21 civilians.
"In Syria, more than 5,000 people are dead," the UN secretary general told a news conference in New York. "This cannot go on. In the name of humanity, it is time for the international community to act."
Ban said he had sent a UN Human Rights Council report on President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown to the Security Council, which could increase pressure on the body to act.
He said the report, which highlighted that crimes against humanity may have been committed in Syria, had also been sent to the UN General Assembly and that it was now up to member states to take a decision.
Originally posted by discostu123
its funny, all the folk that say the west is meddling in syrian affairs etc etc , thousands are dead - regardless of who is to blame. Intervention is required NOW, in one form or another. f"*k russia.
reply to post by GoalPoster
If NATO, the UN, or anything involving the US does anything in Syria, the Chinese and Russians will unleash an economic war on the US that will devestate the country.