United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., April 13, 2018. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the Middle East is in such "chaos" that it has become a threat to international peace and security -- and Syria "represents the most serious threat".Russia called the council meeting to focus on the threat to international peace and security from possible military action against Syria by the United States and its allies.In Yemen, which faces the world's worst humanitarian crisis, Guterres called for a negotiated political settlement to the three-year stalemated war that has killed more than 10,000 people.The secretary-general urged the deeply divided Security Council, which has been paralyzed over Syria, to agree on a new body to determine responsibility for chemical attacks.
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