Annan says he will return to Damascus soon: diplomat
Wed, May 9 2012 00:15 | 797 Views
United Nations (ANTARA News/AFP) - UN and African Union envoy Kofi Annan Tuesday told the UN Security Council he intends to return to Damascus in the coming days, British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said.
Annan was reporting to the Security Council on his efforts to mediate an end to the violence in Syria. The exact date for his visit to Damascus has not been set yet.
Annan visited Damascus at the start of his mission, but has not been back since.
According to diplomats, he told the UN`s chief decision-making body that his peace plan may be the "last chance" to avoid civil war in Syria as the regime of President Bashar al-Assad pursues attacks and the torture of prisoners. (*)
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