Ban Ki-moon hopes UN observers will make significant changes in Syria

Cease fire regime was announced to be established inSyriabetween the struggling sides but the peace is too far from the country despite of the cease-fire regime. The world leaders continue discussing the ways to solve the Syrian issue.

As Jerusalem Post writes French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday that the solution for the crisis inSyriawas the establishment of humanitarian corridors which would allow the opposition to President Bashar Assad to survive.

Sarkozy added that he was convinced thatChinaandRussiawould drop their support forDamascusif the international community showed unity.

“Bashar al-Assad is lying … He wants to wipeHomsoff the map just like  Gaddafi wanted to destroyBenghazi,” Sarkozy said.

As Sarkozy considers the solution is the establishment of humanitarian corridors so that an opposition can exist inSyria.

While the truce worked out with international envoy Kofi Annan has held in some parts ofSyria, in strong opposition areas such asHoms,Hama, Idlib and Deraa the army has kept up attacks on rebels.

UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon said in a letter to the Security Council obtained by Reuters on Wednesday thatSyriahas not fully withdrawn troops and heavy weapons from towns, failing to send a “clear signal” about its commitment to peace.

Ban also said an expanded UN monitoring mission forSyriawould be composed of “an initial deployment” of up to 300 unarmed observers who would supervise a fragile week-old ceasefire between forces loyal to Assad and opposition fighters seeking to oust him.

But Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem said 250 observers was a “reasonable number”, adding they should be from countries such asChina,Russia,Brazil,IndiaandSouth Africa, whichDamascusconsiders are more sympathetic than nations in the West or the Arab League.

As writes Syriahas not fully complied with a U.N.-backed peace plan for the country and has yet to send a “clear signal” about its commitment to ending more than a year of violence, the U.N. chief told the Security Council in the letter.

At the same time, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope that there may be a chance for progress on ending a 13-month conflict that has broughtSyriato the brink of civil war.

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