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New UN chief tells Al Arabiya: Syria big threat to world security

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The 193-member United Nations General Assembly unanimously appointed former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres on Thursday as the ninth secretary-general of the world body for five years beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Guterres, 67, will replace Ban Ki-moon, 72, of South Korea.

Shortly after the appointment, Guterres appeared on an exclusive interview on Al Arabiya News Channel with Talal al-Haj: