New UN envoy ‘scared’ by Syria conflict task

by Blog Burger on August 25, 2012

United Nations: New UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday that he was “scared” at the size of the task of ending the Syria conflict. The former Algerian foreign minister spoke as he started meetings with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN ambassadors and other top officials before replacing Kofi Annan on September 1. “When you called me, I told you that I was honoured, flattered, humbled and scared. I am still in that frame of mind,” Brahimi told Ban before their meeting at UN headquarters. “I will definitely give this my very, very best. I know a few people in Syria and in the region,” added Brahimi, who as an Arab League envoy brokered the 1989 accord that ended Lebanon’s… – International English News

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