U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon speaks to Al Arabiya’s ‘Diplomatic Avenue’ on Syria
Friday, 2 May 2014
In an interview with Talal al-Haj, Al Arabiya News Channel’s bureau chief for New York and the United Nations, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he has given up on a direct communication with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad because the latter “was not keeping his promises.”
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.