The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said Monday that the UN does not have a magic solution for the Syrian crisis.
Speaking at a press conference with Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven in the Swedish capital Stockholm, Guterres said:
“It’s not the UN that will be able to solve the problem. You have in Syria now different armies, national armies, you have in Syria all kinds of militias, you have in Syria fighters from all over the world… It is obviously naive to think that the UN can magically solve that problem, especially when the Security Council is so divided as it is”
According to the UN chief, the war in Syria indicates that the Cold War has returned but in a different form from the past.
“The United States and Russia do not control everybody like it was the case in the Cold War, where a number of the countries that are very active in the region: Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, others. And it is clear that there are not two homogeneous well-controlled blocks” he explained.