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Syria says Ban Ki-moon dealt a blow to U.N.'s reputation
October 11, 2016 / 1:27 PM / a year ago

Syria says Ban Ki-moon dealt a blow to U.N.'s reputation

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria on Tuesday lambasted outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, saying that during his tenure he had hurt the world body’s impartiality by taking sides in global conflicts.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attends a voting session on the Paris U.N. COP 21 Climate Change agreement at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

State media quoted a source in Syria’s foreign ministry as saying Ban had “repeatedly hurt the credibility of the United Nations and its objectivity and made himself a party to problems facing our world.”

Ban, 72, of South Korea is due to step down at the end of 2016 after serving two terms.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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