The United Nations-Arab League peace envoy for Syria said the conflict has reached “unprecedented levels of horror.”
“The country is breaking up before everyone’s eyes,” Lakhdar Brahimi told a closed door meeting of the UN Security Council,the BBC reported. ”Only the international community can help, and first and foremost the Security Council.”
Brahimi told reporters Syria was being destroyed “bit by bit” and the conflict was affecting the region which “is being pushed into a situation that is extremely bad.”
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Brahimi warned the council not to say “we are in disagreement, therefore let’s wait for better times.”
The council has been deadlocked with Russia and China vetoing three of the councils past resolutions on Syria.
On Tuesday night, Russia hosted a dinner for Brahimi and other members of the Security Council but The New York Times said “there seemed to be little hope for a breakthrough.”
“The same issues that have stymied the Council to date remain unresolved, so there is no obvious way forward,” US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told The Times.
The UN says the conflict has left more than 60,000 people dead, the BBC reported.
This article was originally published in Global Post.
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