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Cold War is back, - UN Secretary General
11:13, 14 April 2018

Cold War is back, - UN Secretary General

António Guterres stated that the chaos in the Middle East poses threat to the world and its security

11:13, 14 April 2018

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The chaos on the Middle East threatens the security of the whole world and risks to worsen the regional and global conflicts, as António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, stated at the UN Security Council emergency meeting dedicated to the international security issues, as DW.com reported.

Guterres believes that the world is back in the Cold War period. According to him, the tools which used to impede the escalation of tension between the USA and the Soviet Union, have probably disappeared.

The Secretary General noted that the chaos in the Middle East poses threat to the world and its security. The extremely volatile situation in the Middle East risks to worsen and provokes serious regional and global consequences.

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“In Syria, we see confrontations and proxy wars involving several national armies, a number of armed opposition groups, many national and international militia, foreign fighters from everywhere in the world, and various terrorist organizations,” Guterres said.

The UN Security Council was held by Russia’s initiative, which expressed disquietude due to Trump’s threats to launch an airstrike in Syria.

Guterres addressed the issue from wider prospects reminding about the Israeli-Palestinian and the Sunni-Shia conflicts, which divides the community from the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Secretary General mentioned the disorders on the Gaza Strip-Israel border, the humanitarian crises in Yemen and armed conflict in Libya.

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On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

Later U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria and urged Russia to be prepared. Also, the British troops prepare for the operation.

In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.

Also, on April 12, President Trump specified when the US will attack Syria

Britain’s and France’s armies started preparing for the military response. As at April 13, Germany and Italy refused to participate in the possible military operation in Syria.

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