Annan heads to Iran after ‘constructive’ talks with Assad

Monday, July 09, 2012
Kofi Annan
Damascus: The United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said he had positive and constructive talks in Damascus on Monday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Kofi Annan on Monday held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad hoping to bring peace and amity in his last ditch effort.

Earlier on Sunday Annan has arrived in the Syrian Capital to make consensus in an attempt to end 16 months of bloodshed.

“I just had a positive and constructive discussion with President Assad,” said Annan after having the two long hours meeting with Assad.

Reportedly, the talks were focused more on how to implement the six-point peace plan proposed by Kofi Annan in April.

With his arrival in Syria on Sunday, Annan acknowledged in an interview that his plan to salvage peace in Syria had failed. 

According to Annan’s plan, the ceasefire had to ensue from mid-April. 

In a televised interview on Sunday, Assad accused Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, as well as the United States, of supplying arms and political support to the rebels and hindering Annan's peace plan.

Within hours, Annan headed to Iran for talks with Syria's main ally in the region.
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