UN chief: Syria unrest 'extremely dangerous'

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 3:01 AM
UN chief: Syria unrest 'extremely dangerous'

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says escalating violence in Syria is "extremely dangerous" and could have global repercussions.

He told reporters in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday that, "We do not know how events will unfold."

"But we do know that we all have a responsibility to work for a resolution of this profound and extremely dangerous crisis ... a crisis that has potentially massive repercussions for the region and the world."

The United Nations says well over 8,000 people have been killed as a result of the government's yearlong crackdown on protesters and has raised the notion that sanctions or military action may eventually be required.