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    Saudi Arabia on Behalf of 59 States Urges UN to Resolve Syrian Conflict

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    Saudi Arabia has sent a letter on behalf of 59 countries to United Nations' top officials, including Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, calling to resolve crisis in Syria as soon as possible, media reported Wednesday.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) — The letter, singed by the UN diplomatic missions of the US, UK, Qatar, Turkey and others, highlighted the deepest concern at humanitarian crisis in Syria and violations of the ceasefire agreement, media reported.

    "We stress the urgent need for the immediate, full, unimpeded and sustained access for the delivery of humanitarian aid," the letter said as quoted by Al Arabiya broadcaster.

    Media reported that countries, which had signed the letter, fully supported the peace-making efforts of UN’s special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the army loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting several opposition factions and militant organizations, including Daesh, which is banned in Russia, the United States and many other countries.


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