Annan informed the Security Council on Syria
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Annan informed the Security Council on Syria

Damascus : Syria | Apr 02, 2012 at 5:02 AM PDT
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The UN special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan informed the Security Council today on the progress of their management to the cessation of violence and a peaceful settlement in the Arab country.



The exchange with the 15 members of that body will be through a video conference coincides with the assumption of U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice as president of the UN body responsible for peace and security. also occurs hours after a meeting yesterday in Turkey by the group called Friends of Syria intensified their attacks against the Syrian government to recognize as "legitimate representative of the people" Syrian opposition National Council.

In that forum, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the opening of a channel of funding and technical resources millionaire pro-government forces. Both decisions came as the emissary of the UN making progress in its negotiations with the Syrian government for the implementation of a six-point plan aimed at achieving a cessation of violence and start peaceful negotiations towards a settlement.

This scheme was introduced last week by Annan to the Syrian authorities and then accepted by Damascus and includes the establishment of a humanitarian truce of two hours a day and the release of detainees, among others.

The Security Council itself endorsed Annan's initiative in a statement released on 21 March and supported their efforts for an immediate end to "all the violence and rights violations humans. " also endorsed the actions to "facilitate a political transition led by the Syrians to a pluralistic and democratic political system in which all citizens are equal regardless of affiliation, belief or ethnicity."

In this regard, the document mentioned In order to "initiate a political dialogue between the Syrian government and the broad spectrum of the Syrian opposition." Last Thursday, Ambassador of Syria to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, said in a letter to the Security Council that groups six thousand terrorists caused 143 deaths since the start of their armed actions.

The letter states that the statistics cover the year since the beginning of the activities of terrorist groups until 15 March. people were killed by these elements: three 211 thousand civilians, 478 police officers and two thousand 88 members of the army and security forces, as well as 204 women, 56 children and another 106 "directly killed." In addition there were 560 thousand kidnappings, including civilians, military and police, 931 missing and two thousand 256 stolen government vehicles.

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IQBALMEMON468 is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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