Syrian issue is discussed by Arab League and Kofi Annan: world forces are seeking for a solution

Arab League holds its session in Iraq for the first time after a long pause. The meeting of the League’s 21 invited nations will last till Thursday with a summit of the nation’s rulers and heads of government. There are 22 nations that make up the Arab League. Syrian government has not been invited to the annual event.

As the world media inform Syrian issue is the top theme for the session. According to Washington Post Arab leaders will offer some plans for Syria to overcome the situation.

“Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari says opposition forces to Assad’s regime need to agree on a single strategy for ending the yearlong crisis in Syria”, the source writes.

 “There is a mounting crisis in Syria,” Zebari told reporters in Baghdad on Monday. “There is daily killing, there is daily bloodshed, there is a stalemate in the political solution. What should be done? This is a responsibility on all the attendees at the conference.”

The new plan will be similar to earlier League proposals for Assad to peacefully transfer power to his vice president until new, open elections can be held, Zebari said. The League also has called for an immediate cease-fire from both sides and humanitarian assistance to be allowed into the combat zones.

Iraqi Foreign Minister called on the Syrian opposition to come together first of all. At the same time Iraqi official underlined clearly that Iraq did not want to be mediated in the inner politics of other nations.

Syrian issue is also discussed at the Beijing by the UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan,who is there on Tuesday. Accoridng to Annan seeks China‘s backing for his plan for a negotiated end to the bloody conflict in Syria.

Annan arrived after meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow, where he said there was no deadline for ending the Syrian crisis but that it cannot drag on indefinitely.

In Beijing, Annan met with Chinese Foreign Ministry officials and was to hold talks later Tuesday with Premier Wen Jiabao.

The former U.N. secretary-general is proposing a six-point plan to end the bloodshed in Syria. Annan said in Moscow that above all, the Syrian government and opposition must start a political process to resolve the conflict peacefully, adding that it would be up to the Syrians themselves to decide whether President Bashar Assad should step down.

China – along with Russia – has twice shielded Assad from U.N. sanctions over his crackdown on a yearlong uprising, in which more than 8,000 people have been killed. The two countries called the resolutions unbalanced, saying they blamed only the Syrian government and demanded an end to government attacks, but not ones by the opposition.

Annan’s proposals include a cease-fire first by the Syrian government, a daily two-hour halt to fighting to evacuate the injured and provide humanitarian aid, and inclusive Syrian-led political talks “to address the legitimate concerns of the Syrian people.”

Clashes in Syria have lasted for already a year and according to the UN nearly 8.000 people have already been killed in this country. Russia and China are those two countries which banned UN Security Council sanctions on Syrian Government.  

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