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The former UN chief says the world cannot allow Syria to descend into full-scale civil war and that the day may come to take a "different tack" than his peace plan.
Speaking in Geneva, Kofi Annan said that there was a "profound concern that the country could otherwise descend into full civil war, and the implications of that are quite frightening.
"We cannot allow that to happen," the UN-Arab League mediator said.
He added that the level of violence in Syria remained unacceptable.
"There have been worrying episodes of violence by the government, but we have also seen attacks against government forces, troops and installations, and there has been a spate of bombings which are really worrying, and I am sure creates incredible insecurity among the civilian population."
When asked what would happen if his peace plan didn't work, Mr Annan said he was waiting for suggestions.
"We may well conclude, down the line, that it doesn't work, and different tack has to be taken, and that will be a very sad day and a tough day for the region."
A UN-backed ceasefire was announced for April 12 as part of Mr Annan's six-point peace plan, along with the deployment of an unarmed UN observer force of up to 300 monitors. While there was an initial reduction in violence and UN observers have been gradually deploying, a full ceasefire has yet to take hold.
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Kofi Annan is a good man, i dont see him being a stooge or mouthpiece to further US goals.
Its sad when even a man like him says there might not be any other option!
Originally posted by Ben81
Kofi Annan warns of 'full civil war' in Syria
Originally posted by xuenchen
People need to consider Kofi (coffee break king) Annan's corrupt ways.
He is not what he appears to be.
He is an international hustler and professional con artist. One of the best there ever was.
Check the threads below and find the Iraq “oil-for-food” scandal.
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