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Ban Ki-Moon: It is the worst use of chemical weapons on civilians in the 21st century

Last modified: 16 Sep 2013 21:02

Selected quotes from Ban Ki Moon's press conference in New York on latest UN report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria:

"This is a war crime. It is the worst use of chemical weapons on civilians in the 21st century"

"I urged UNSC to act immediately. After two and half years of tragedy, it is time for UNSC to show leadership"

"Communities who once lived in relative harmony are now torn by sectarian division"

"I hope this will serve as a wake-up call"

"It is for others to decide [who is responsible] for this crime [but] they must be held responsible"