Syria responds to Annan peace plan, spokesman says

GENEVA Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:17pm EDT

1 of 2. Kofi Annan, joint special envoy for the United Nations and the Arab League, addresses the media at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, March 26, 2012.

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria has formally responded to the six-point peace plan put forward by Kofi Annan, joint special envoy for the United Nations and Arab League, and backed by world powers, Annan's spokesman said on Monday.

"The Syrian Government has formally responded to the Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan's six-point plan, as endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. Mr. Annan is studying it and will respond very shortly," his spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said in a statement giving no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Annan told journalists in Moscow he could not set a deadline for a resolution of the Syrian crisis after a year of bloodshed but it could not drag on indefinitely.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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Comments (3)
MetalHead8 wrote:
Assad is not going to give into talks, the only way to stop him is use force.

Mar 26, 2012 11:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
greenspy wrote:
Assad only understands force, so whether its from the outside or the inside, he must be taken down and his family arrested. Sound familiar, its happended many times before.

Maybe Indian or Pakastani style justice maybe what happens to the leader of a broken country. Syria is a broken country.

Mar 26, 2012 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brazilian1 wrote:
The Assad family killed 400 people in 1981 and 40,000 people in 1982 (in the same town – Hama) and nothing has ever happened to them.

Bashar Al-Assad has already killed more than 8,000 people. How many people will he have killed by March 2013?

Mar 26, 2012 5:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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