US, Russia to talk Syria at key UN Mideast meeting

March 12, 2012 • National News, World News

From left to right, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, and British Foreign Minister William Hague talk before the Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, March 12, 2012. The bloody conflict in Syria is likely to dominate public and private talks Monday as key ministers meet at the United Nations on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and challenges from the Arab Spring. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Syria’s president on Monday to take swift action to end his regime’s bloody crackdown and appealed to the divided U.N. Security Council to speak with one voice and help Syria “pull back from the brink of a deeper catastrophe.”

The U.N. chief led off a ministerial debate in the council on challenges from the Arab Spring certain to be dominated by the yearlong conflict in Syria, which he said has led the entire region into uncertainty and subjected citizens in Login to read more

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