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Ban stresses to Gaddafi need to stop violence immediately


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed in a phone call with the Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi “deep concern” at the escalation of violence in the country and stressed the need to put an end to it “immediately.”

“The Secretary-General expressed deep concern at the escalating scale of violence and emphasized that it must stop immediately.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

He reiterated his call for respect for basic freedoms and human rights, including peaceful assembly and information,” his press office said in a press statement.

Reacting to the leader’s interpretation of the events and the response of the authorities, “the Secretary-General underlined the need to ensure the protection of the civilian population under any circumstances.”

He urged all parties to exercise restraint and called upon the authorities to engage in a broad-based dialogue to address the legitimate concerns of the population.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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