Syria resolution veto undermines role of UN, Ban says
The UN Security Council's inability to agree on a resolution to end the violence in Syria undermined the role of the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday, DPA reported.
"This is a great disappointment to the people of Syria and the Middle East, and to all supporters of democracy and human rights," Ban said in a statement.
"It undermines the role of the United Nations and the international community in this period when the Syrian authorities must hear a unified voice calling for an immediate end to its violence against the Syrian people."
Ban said that as Syria's crisis deepens, "the Security Council has lost an opportunity to take unified action that could help ... forge a peaceful future, with democracy and dignity," and stressed that the regime must end all violence.