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Discourse: UN urges greater RI role in conflict resolution

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 22 2012   /  07:49 am

The raging conflict in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program dispute have been the world’s headlines for some time. One side of both of these two issues has been dominated by “Western powers” with the United Nations being used as a battleground for major powers to either reinforce or justify their actions. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke with The Jakarta Post’s Novan Iman Santosa and Yohanna Ririhena on these issues and what role Indonesia can play in resolving international crises.

Question: Do you see this type of megaphone diplomacy through the UN aggravating or alleviating the crisis?

Answer: It is urgent and the international community, in particular the UN, has to show moral and political responsibility for humanity. The situation in Syria has reached an unacceptable and intolerable stage where more than 8,000 people have been killed. Our priority is to ha...