U.N. Chief Warns Against Strike on Syria

Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:26pm

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cast doubt on U.S. and French intelligence on the alleged chemical attack in Damascus and warned against a U.S. military intervention, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Said Ban: “We should avoid further militarization of the conflict and revitalize the search for a diplomatic settlement. We must consider the impact of military intervention.”

New York Times: “The Security Council’s five permanent members have been deadlocked on Syria policy since the conflict began, with Russia and China repeatedly blocking resolutions advanced by the other three — Britain, France, and the United States — that would open the door to outside military intervention.”