The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has admitted that the UN security council is failing Syria because of big power divisions which have prevented action to end a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and driven the biggest refugee exodus in a generation.
The UN secretary general said that Russia and China should “look beyond national interest” and stop blocking security council action on the conflict in Syria as the flow of refugees to Europe reaches unprecedented levels.
He has previously spoken of his “shame” and “anger” at the international community’s “impotence to stop the war” in Syria, and said the UN’s credibility had suffered as a result.
Khatib Badla, said earlier that “Russia shares responsibility for the refugee crisis as it has provided all kinds of support for the Assad regime since the beginning of the uprising.”
“We expected that Russia, as a major power, will not side with the tyrant who kills his people, but to have a balanced position and seeks to find a political solution to stop the killing and rid Syria of tyranny.”
“If Russia is serious in talking about contributing to a political solution to Syria, it should refrain from making such provocative statements and to stop all forms of military and political support for Assad.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)