UN chief urges world leaders to stop bloodshed in Syria
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to stop sending weapons to Syria.
Ban's plea came during his opening speech at the 68th General Assembly summit at the UN headquarters in New York City.
He went on to say that world leaders should get the Syrian government and the opposition to the negotiating table to end the nation's civil war, which he called the "biggest challenge to peace and security in the world."
He urged leaders to reach a political resolution, saying a "military victory is an illusion."
Ban's remarks come as deep differences have emerged between the United States and Russia over the wording of a UN Security Council resolution meant to facilitate the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014.
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