JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the international community needs to act quickly to stem theyearlong bloodshed in Syria, saying even a one-minute delay means more deaths.
He says it's the most crucial issue facing the world today.
Ban told reporters Tuesday in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, that there is "no time to waste, no time to lose. Just one minute, one hour delay will mean more and more people dead."
The United Nations says well over 8,000 people have died as a result of Syria's bloody crackdown on protesters.