'All-Out Civil War' Looms in Syria Annan Says
DOHA - Kofi Annan, the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria, has admitted that his peace plan is failing and that the country's future will consist of "brutal suppression, massacres, sectarian violence and even all-out civil war" if it continues on its current path.
Syria peace plan not working, U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says
Kofi Annan tells the United Nations that Syria is headed toward civil war. Diplomats consider involving Iran in negotiations with Bashar Assad's government. BEIRUT — Employing his gloomiest assessment to date, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged Thursday that his six-point peace plan was not working and warned that Syria was headed down a path of "brutal repression, massacres, sectarian violence and even all-out civil war."
U.N. suspends Syria monitoring as violence rages
BEIRUT - Escalating violence in Syria forced United Nations observers to suspend operations on Saturday, in the clearest sign yet that a peace plan brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan has collapsed.
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U.N. observer team suspends work in Syria
The U.N. cites escalating violence in the decision to stop the mission, a crucial component of special U.N. envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan. BEIRUT — The United Nations' decision to suspend its observer mission in Syria could increase pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to comply with a faltering U.N. peace plan that many view as a last chance to avoid all-out civil war in the strife-torn Middle Eastern nation.