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Old 2014-06-08, 19:59   Link #799
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Ex UN envoy predicts Syria will be 'failed state':

"Syria could become a "failed state" similar to Somalia, the former UN envoy to the country has

Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi, who stood down last week, also said that the conflict would
"blow up" and spread beyond Syria's borders.

His warning came as a Norwegian vessel with the first part of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal
left the country.

The operation to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal is several months behind schedule.

Mr Brahimi made the comments in an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel in one of his
first interviews since stepping down.

"It will be become another Somalia," he warned. "It will not be divided, as many have predicted.
It's going to be a failed state, with warlords all over the place.""

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