Ban says Syria violating its pledge
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the Syrian government is violating its pledge to remove heavy artillery from residential areas.
At a news conference on Friday in the Indian capital, New Delhi, Ban said a UN monitoring team has observed the weapons in populated areas.
The UN chief condemned the continued shelling of civilians. He said he wants to speed up a plan to send 300 unarmed observers.
The United Nations Security Council last week approved a staggered deployment of the 300 monitors, but did not set a schedule.
Saturday, April 28, 2012