So I've gone in and out of the U.N., working on counter-terrorism, on U.N. reform, on peacekeeping, peace and security issues, many things through the years but always with a strong interest in humanitarian issues, and human rights issues as well.
I think Syria is in a particularly sensitive geopolitical position in terms of the politics of the Middle East.
Enormous slaughter may have been acceptable in previous centuries. It simply isn't acceptable anymore.
I've been involved in and out of the U.N. for many years - in fact my first internship was in 1971, so it goes back a couple of years!
Iranians are very proud and don't want to become a pariah state like North Korea.