Skip to comments.Annan ends Syria visit with no clear progress
Posted on 03/12/2012 12:13:55 AM PDT by U-238
U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has ended talks with President Bashar al-Assad and left Syria with little sign of progress on halting the country's growing political bloodshed.
"I am optimistic for several reasons," Annan said in Damascus on Sunday. "The situation is so bad and so dangerous that all of us cannot afford to fail."
There was no clear response from Assad to Annan's "concrete proposals" for a ceasefire, dialogue and humanitarian aid. Assad told Annan opposition "terrorists" were blocking any political solution.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York on Monday when the U.N. Security Council holds a special meeting on Arab revolts.
Russia, long an ally of Syria, and China have blocked attempts to pass a Security Council resolution condemning Damascus for its attempts to crush a year-old rebellion by force, in which thousands have died
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In related news, the sun rose in the east this morning.
Annan is the Kofi with zero caffeine. Thanks U-238.
Annan ends (Insert name of foreign nation here.) visit with no clear progress
“I am optimistic for several reasons,” Annan said in Damascus on Sunday. “The situation is so bad and so dangerous that all of us cannot afford to fail.”
Really, you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.
I am reminded of and Iranian saying, “The only reason
to be happy is that bad news travels slowly.”