UN Will Not Get Involved in France’s War on Mali- Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon


Jan 23, 2013

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the United Nations will not be engaged in France’s war on Mali.

The UN chief made the remarks in an address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

“Directly assisting offensive military actions would also place our civilian personnel in the region in jeopardy. I take this issue very seriously,” Ban said.

On January 11, France launched a war under the pretext of halting the advance of the fighters in Mali.

On Monday, the political opposition in France expressed regret over the country’s “isolation” and lack of “clear objectives” in the war on Mali, calling on the French government to clarify the goals of the war.

Some political analysts believe that Mali’s abandoned natural resources, including gold and uranium reserves, could be one of the reasons behind the French war.

Chaos broke out in Mali after President Amadou Toumani Toure was toppled in a military coup on March 22, 2012. The coup leaders said they mounted the coup in response to the government’s inability to contain the Tuareg rebellion in the north of the country, which had been going on for two months.

However, in the wake of the coup d’état, the Tuareg rebels took control of the entire northern desert region, but the Ansar Dine fighters then pushed them aside and took control of the region, which is larger than France or Texas. – PressTv

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    Supo Adedokun 23 January, 2013 at 21:11 Reply

    What difference does it make:? FUKUS axis wagging war of aggression in Mali owns and controls the United Nations,. Ban Ki moo is only playing to his master’s gallery following the embarrassment of FUKUS genocide in Libya, The reason Ban Ki moon gave is cheap and laughable..

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