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Annan: Syria cooperating with UN to implement peace plan

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by Joseph Earnest  May 30, 2012


Newscast Media DAMASCUS, SyriaThe aftermath of killings in Houla, Syria have brought condemnation from across the world with several players pointing fingers at each other. The Syrian government has blamed terrorist groups for the massacre, while the West is blaming the Syrian government.  United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan was in Damascus early this week, for talks about his peace plan and condemned the killings.

However, Kofi Annan has praised the Syrian government for cooperating with international observers, according to the Islam Times.

"In my meeting with the president, I expressed appreciation for the cooperation that the Syrian government had extended to the UN, enabling us to deploy the military observers quickly," Annan said during a press conference after meeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

Annan traveled to Syria on Tuesday, after over 100 civilians were killed in a massacre in the western town of Houla on May 25.

"The Security Council has made clear the need for these killings to be investigated and for those responsible to be held accountable," said Annan, adding, “I also note that the government of Syria is organizing its own investigation and that is very encouraging."

During the meeting, Assad also called for an end to the terrorist activities in Syria, saying Kofi Annan's peace plan will be successful if weapons smuggling and terrorism is contained.
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Source: Islam Times





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