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A statement by Guterres said that "any unilateral decision to hold a referendum at this time would detract from the need to defeat Daesh".
"But their situation didn't detract from our win then and the situation they're in right now won't detract from what we've achieved next week if we can win the Ramsdens Cup.
The council said proposed alterations to the building - including satellite dishes to be put on the outside - were "undesirable" and would "detract from the character and setting of the Castle Street Conservation Area and Liverpool's Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site".
ENGLAND captain John Terry insists a spitting incident involving Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic should not detract from the joy of Fabio Capello's side reaching the 2010 World Cup finals.
Summary: Alan Shearer insists his return to St James' Park as temporary manager cannot detract from the serious situation the club are in.
The Duchess said she did not want to detract from the purpose of the day.
City of Durham Trust chairman Roger Cornwell said: "While Durham City Council deserves credit for attempting to improve the city lighting, it is important to remember the city is a conservation area and the lighting must not detract from the jewels of the city."
It cannot detract from the great buildings of the Town Hall and Council House.
A tapering of the copper scrap frenzy may also show some strain in the ferrous supply, as a combination of lower red metals pricing and a worked-through inventory of copper scrap could detract from overall peddler traffic.
The specifically English connotations of the title detract from the fact that AONBs exist not only in England, but also in Wales and Northern Ireland.
Still, that should not detract from the scholarly achievement of the latest addition to the Soane canon.
These illuminate the development of the novel and do not in any way detract from the flow.
The overall effect of the images was to detract from the intended message of caring for the caters.
"The reasons for our opposition are straightforward; as currently designed, the program will unnecessarily drain limited TSA resources and detract from the agency's ability to craft more comprehensive programs benefiting all travelers," wrote James May, ATA's president and CEO.
You can't fail with plain green leaves as a neutral background that won't detract from the flower.