K. Annan left Syria without any results: UN SC will discuss Syrian issue
UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan visited
“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
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
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
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
“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.