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Assad meets U.N. envoy Annan on heels of massacre

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 00:43

May 29 - Envoy Kofi Annan says Syria is at ''tipping point,'' urging President Bashar al-Assad to take steps to end 14 months of bloodshed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION / NOTE: PART MUTE Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with peace envoy Kofi Annan, the state news agency SANA said on Tuesday, following a massacre which Syria's government blamed on Islamist militants, while the global body suggested government forces played a role. Annan is attempting to salvage a six-week-old peace plan that has U.N. and Arab League backing, but which has barely slowed the bloodshed in a 14-month-old uprising against Assadthat began with mass protests and now has an armed insurgency.

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Assad meets U.N. envoy Annan on heels of massacre

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 00:43