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    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expresses concern for the Middle East in a press conference before the start of the U.N General Assembly in New York. He says he's deeply concerned about Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and what he calls the rapidly deteriorating situation between the two governments. Here's more.

    United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has expressed a wide range of international concerns during a news conference on Thursday, just days before the start of the U.N. General Assembly debates at the U.N. headquarters in New York.

    Ban told journalists one day before the start of the U.N. General Assembly debate, he will hold a high-level meeting on Libya.

    [Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General]:
    "Next week we will host a special session on Libya, on September 20th, a high level meeting will be held on Libya. I look forward to prompt Security Council action on my proposals for a UN support mission to help the transitional authorities and the Libyan people during this critical post-conflict phase."

    To the Middle East, Ban states he is deeply troubled by the lack of progress in vital peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel. He says it's lead to deterioration in the entire region.

    [Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General]:
    "The two parties have been negotiating. The negotiations have been up and down. It is really high time to resolve this issue to realize a two-state solution where Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side in peace and security. That is the vision agreed upon by two sides and supported by all the countries around the world. So, I'm asking them to enter into a meaningful negotiation."