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Syrian govt accepts Annan’s 6-point peace plan

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Laaska News  Mar. 27, 2012

by RT

 

Damascus has accepted Kofi Annan’s six-point plan to stop bloodshed in the country, a spokesman for the UN envoy to Syria announced.

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Kofi Annan praises Damascus’s acceptance of the plan as a positive step towards ending violence in the country.
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Annan’s plan has been endorsed by the UN Security Council in a non-binding presidential statement.
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The plan includes a cease-fire by Syrian forces, a daily two-hour halt to fighting to provide humanitarian aid, and talks to search for a political solution to the crisis.

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Annan has already met with Assad twice. He uniformly demanded the Syrian government and the opposition immediately cease violence in populated areas.
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Assad responded by saying that “Syria is ready to make a success of any honest effort to find a solution for the events it is witnessing.”

 

The Syrian president, however, said he cannot stop protecting his citizens.

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“No political dialogue or political activity can succeed while there are armed terrorist groups operating and spreading chaos and instability,” Assad asserted.
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According to the UN, over 8,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict erupted over a year ago.

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RT.