K. Annan left Syria without any results: UN SC will discuss Syrian issue

UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan visited Syria with aim to have negotiations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But as the world media writes he left Syria without getting cease-fire.

“Western and Arab powers are struggling for ways to stem the bloodshed in the year-old conflict while the regime and the opposition reject dialogue. Annan, a former U.N. secretary general, appeared to make little progress during two visits with Assad in his first trip to Syria as the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy”, Associated Press writes.

Annan was seeking an immediate cease-fire to allow for humanitarian aid and the start of a dialogue between all parties on a political solution. After meeting with Assad on Sunday, Annan said he had presented steps to ease the crisis, but he gave no details.

A she told the reporters once it’s agreed, it will help launch the process and help end the crisis on the ground. Annan called for “reforms that will create a strong foundation for a democratic Syria — a peaceful, stable, pluralistic and prosperous society, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights.”

According to the source Assad told Annan on Sunday that a political solution is impossible as long as “terrorist groups” threaten the country, according to Syria’s state news service — which reported identical comments after the men met Saturday. The regime blames the uprising on alleged armed groups acting out a foreign conspiracy.

The opposition blames the authorities for thousands of deaths since the conflict has started on March, 2011.

Syrian problem will also be discussed during the UN Security Council session. As CBC News informs U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold bilateral talks as ministers from the 15 council nations attend an open Security Council meeting to look ahead after last year’s Arab uprisings.

Among the other issues such as Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Libyan problem Syria is also very actual now for the world powers.

“Much attention is likely to be focused on the private meeting between Clinton and Lavrov, which is expected to be dominated by serious differences over how to address the violence in Syria, which the United Nations estimates has killed over 7,500 people”, the source writes.

Remind Russia and China twice prevented the UN SC sanction on Syria using their right of veto. Russian side considers that both authorities and opposition in Syria are guilty for the current situation in the country.

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