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Kofi Annan quits Syria mediator role - Rough Cuts

Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 00:50

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan blames ''finger pointing and name calling'' within the U.N. Security Council among the reasons for deciding to quit as the U.N.-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria at the end of the month. It’s the latest sign that the outlook for a diplomatic solution to the country’s 17-month-old conflict is bleak.

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-- at a time when we need. When the Syrian people desperately need action. That continues to be finger pointing and name colon and in the Security Council. Without serious. Purposeful. And united international action. Include them from the palace of the region. It's just impossible. For me at all anyway. To compel the Syrian government in the first place and also be a position. To take the steps necessary. To begin a political crisis. I have therefore informed the Secretary General of the UN. And the Secretary General of the outer upbeat today. That I do not intend to continue my mission. When my mandate X prize on the end of forecast.

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Kofi Annan quits Syria mediator role - Rough Cuts

Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 00:50