UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation of violence in Syria | Pakistan News Digest

UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation of violence in Syria

New York (UNA-OIC) � UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict.

Guterres stressed that all concerned in Syria and the region have a responsibility and must abide by international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, said a statement attributable to the Secretary General's spokesperson.

He calls on all to work for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence and exercise restraint, added the statement.

The UN chief also urged all parties to move swiftly toward a political solution, in line with Security Council Resolution 2254, noting that it is the only way to end the violence and the terrible suffering of the Syrian people.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

   

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