Friday, March 9, 2012

Syrian activists reject Annan's dialogue call

Syrian National Council chief fears mediation effort is a "waste" without military pressure on Assad government.


"The leader of Syria's most prominent opposition group has rejected Kofi Annan's call for dialogue with the government.

Burhan Ghalioun, president of the Syrian National Council (SNC), said on Friday that any solution to the crisis must be accompanied by military pressure on President Bashar al-Assad.

Annan, enlisted as an envoy by the Arab League and UN, said in Cairo on Thursday that "militarisation" of the conflict would only make it worse and said he aimed to reach a political settlement through dialogue.

The former UN chief, who is due to arrive in Damascus on Sunday, cautioned against military intervention, saying it had worsened other conflicts in the region.

"These kind of comments are disappointing and do not give a lot of hope for people in Syria being massacred every day," Ghalioun said.

"It feels like we are watching the same movie being repeated over and over again."....."

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