Ban Ki-moon: Assad’s future up to Syrian people to determine

Ban Ki-moon

Newscast Media GENEVA—While the Geneva II conference commenced on Wednesday
to resolve the Syrian crisis, CCTV reporter Liu Xin was at Ban Ki-moon’s press
conference in Montreux, where she asked the UN chief about the Syrian opposition’s
demand that President Bashar Assad leave office. Ban said Assad’s status should be
determined by the Syrian people.

“As the Secretary General of the United Nations, I have been stating that the status
or future of President Assad, that is an issue which needs to be determined by the
Syrian people. Therefore, that is something which will have to be discussed between
the two parties…” Secretary General Ban said.