Ban: Don't let Assad's fate hold up Syrian peace

2015-11-01 07:15
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (AP)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (AP)

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Geneva - Disagreements over the fate of President Bashar Assad should not hold up a humanitarian ceasefire or a wider deal to end the war in Syria, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday.

"I believe that the future of Syria, or the future of all these peace talks, the Syrian-led negotiation, should not be held up by an issue of the future of one man," Ban told a news conference in Geneva.

"Basically I believe that it is up to the Syrian people who have to decide the future of President Assad."

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