April 13, 2018 / 2:35 PM / a year ago

U.N. chief urges countries act responsibly over Syria

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meets with Chinese state councilor Yang Jiechi (not pictured) at Zhongnanhai on April 8, 2018 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang/Pool via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing the Security Council on Syria, urged all states “to act responsibly in these dangerous circumstances.”

“Increasing tensions and the inability to reach a compromise in the establishment of an accountability mechanism threaten to lead to a full-blown military escalation,” Guterres told the 15-member council.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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