Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Syria accepts UN peace plan

Syria has accepted a UN-sponsored peace plan, international envoy Kofi Annan said, even as troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad raided rebel forces who have taken refuge in Lebanon.

Annan represents the UN and the Arab League. His spokesman said Assad had accepted the basic terms of a peace plan, which calls for national dialogue but does not hinge on him leaving office. 

Western and Arab leaders are due to meet in Istanbul on Apr 1 to discuss a political transition, and the Arab League and Turkey were pressing various wings of the Syrian opposition to try to unite. 

Read more: Irish Examiner 


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