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Mr Brahimi was in the position of the the Joint United Nations-League of Arab States Special Representative on the crisis since August 2012.
In his remarks, he pointed that he was positive that the crisis would end. “The question is only this: everybody who has responsibility and an influence in the situation has to remember that the question is how many more dead? How much more destruction is there going to be before Syria becomes again the Syria we have known – the new Syria that will be different from the Syria of the past, but it will be the Syria we have loved and admired for many, many years.”
Here you can see the informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations on the Syrian crisis. (13 May 2014)
Even though Ban Ki-moon has not mentioned any candidates to replace Brahimi, the media have gone out with their own list. Foreign Policy names several possible contenders.
"Some of the names floated so far as replacements include former Tunisian Foreign Minister Kemal Morjane and former British diplomat Michael Williams. If nobody is named in the short-term, Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, and Ban himself will likely manage the Syrian file for the time being. "