Ban Ki-moon disappointed by Pencilneck's speech
The United Nations said Monday it was "disappointed" by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's speech because it rejected a political solution to the conflict, dpa reported.
"Oh, I am just so disappointed!"
A UN spokesman said Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was disappointed that al-Assad's speech on Sunday failed to "contribute to a solution that could end the terrible suffering of the Syrian people."

The speech failed to recognize the Geneva communique in June 2012 that called for a political transition and the establishment of a joint Damascus-opposition transitional body with executive power to negotiate an end to the conflict, said spokesman Martin Nesirky.
Posted by: Steve White 2013-01-08