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Annan: Ryan ‘Dead Wrong’ on Syria

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General and envoy to Syria, said vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is “dead wrong” on his position on the peace process in the war-torn country. During the vice presidential debate, Ryan blamed the … Continue reading

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As Bombs Fall, Turkey Backs Call for Cease-Fire in Syria

Turkey, a major regional player in the Syrian crisis, threw its diplomatic weight on Friday behind a call for a cease-fire “at least” through a three-day Islamic holiday beginning next week. The appeal by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: Kofi Annan shocked at Tremseh ‘massacre’

UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi Annan has said he is “shocked and appalled” at reports of mass killings in the Syrian village of Tremseh.   Activists say the army and pro-government militiamen killed 200 people in the … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan says Iran can help end Syrian crisis

By: Jason Rezaian TEHRAN, Iran — U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan said Tuesday that “Iran can play a positive role” in ending a bloody 17-month standoff between Syrian rebels and the government of President Bashar al-Assad and that Iran should … Continue reading

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UN envoy seeks Iranian help on Syrian crisis

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — International envoy Kofi Annan tried to rescue his peace plan for Syria by seeking help Monday from Iran, a staunch ally and military backer of President Bashar Assad’s regime. Before flying to Tehran, Annan said … Continue reading

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Annan arrives in Iran for talks on Syria after meeting with Assad: report

U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Tehran on Monday from Syria for talks with the Islamic republic’s top security official and foreign minister, the Arabic-language al-Alam television reported. Annan said he had a “constructive” meeting with Syrian President … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition Spokesperson: Any Transition Deal Should Entail Assad’s Prosecution for War Crimes

United Nations and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan met today with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the midst of worsening violence. Syria’s 16-month conflict has so far claimed more than 15,000 lives. Annan said today’s last ditch attempt to salvage … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan arrives in Damascus, Syria tests missiles as crisis deepens

Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus on Sunday evening for talks with President Bashar al-Assad, his spokesman said, a day after the international peace envoy admitted that his peace plan had so far failed to end 16 months of bloodshed. Syria’s … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan attacks Russia and west’s ‘destructive competition’ over Syria

By: Ian Black Kofi Annan has issued a blunt warning that Syria will face a spreading civil war and risk a spillover of the conflict unless Russia, the west and Arab states end their “destructive competition” to force a ceasefire … Continue reading

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Annan admits Syria failure, at least 60 killed

DAMASCUS: International envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged the failure so far of his mission to bring peace to Syria, as more than 60 people were killed in violence on Saturday that also spilled over into Lebanon. In comments published in French … Continue reading

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