ABU DHABI Jan 17 UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-Moon called on Monday for the establishment of rule of law in
Tunisia and expressed concern over deaths in the North African
country, which ousted its president last Friday after a month of
"We're concerned about the loss of lives and the continuing
violence in Tunisia," the U.N chief said, speaking at a news
conference in Abu Dhabi.
Asked if he thought the situation in Tunisia would spread to
other countries in the Middle East, he said he was not in a
position to comment on the implications, but added, "The Tunisia
situation highlights the need for governments to address the
needs of people."
(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; writing by Erika Solomon)