Sunday, December 30, 2012

UN Envoy: Syria Is `Doomed To Hell"

Syria Faces 'Hell' If No Deal To End Crisis - UN Envoy -- BBC

Syria faces a stark choice between a political solution to end 21 months of bloodshed or "hell", United Nations peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned.

Mr Brahimi, speaking after talks in Moscow, said the conflict had become more militarised and sectarian.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed talks were the only solution.

But he said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's removal could not be a condition for talks, as demanded by the Syrian opposition.

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More News On UN Efforts To End The Syrian Civil War

Syria doomed to "hell" without political deal: envoy -- Reuters
Diplomats: Syrian conflict getting more militarized, sectarian -- CNN
Hopes for Syria breakthrough faint as U.N. envoy visits Russia -- Reuters
Peace Envoy in Moscow for Talks on Syria -- Voice of America
Russia, Brahimi support Geneva plan, with a caveat -- The Hindu
Insistence on Assad’s Departure Will Only Cost More Lives, Russian Official Says -- New York Times
UN Envoy Says Syrian Collapse Threatens Region -- ABC News/AP
U.N. confronts failure of diplomacy in Syria -- Reuters

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