Syria-UN sign agreement on monitoring mission as Violence continues
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Damascus : Syria | Apr 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM PDT
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Syria Crisis-Kofi Annan Makes Fresh Peace Move

On Thursday, the Syrian regime signed the preliminary agreement on the protocol governing the work of the U.N. observers to monitor the fragile cease-fire, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry. The signing reflects "the efforts of Syria to make Annan plan successful and facilitate the mission of the observers, while respecting the sovereignty of Syria and the international laws governing this type of mission," the statement said.

Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said in a news conference Thursday that mediators are holding talks with the Syrian regime and opposition regarding unstable situation in Syria .

Meanwhile, the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement that deputy foreign minister, Faisal al-Mekdad and a member of monitoring mission signed an agreement on the terms of a ceasefire monitoring mission in Damascus.

On Wednesday, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon called on President Bashar al-Assad to "fully" pledge to the Annan peace plan. He recommended the U.N. Security Council to increase the number of monitoring mission in Syria to 300 to be deployed "in about ten locations" in Syria, but they will not be involved in the distribution of humanitarian aid.

Diplomats expect a resolution authorizing the deployment of 300 observers could be adopted early next week, while the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Beijing "considers seriously whether or not to send observers in Syria."

At the same time, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said that Russia will increase the number of its monitors within the international mission in Syria to four. So far Russia has one representative in the U.N mission in Syria.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said the Security Council is awaiting reports from U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-moon before discussing whether to send a full 250 member observer mission to Syria,Ynet news reported.

In Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of tougher measures if he lost his “last chance.”

"Kofi Annan’s plan should be implemented, because it’s the last chance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad"

In Paris, Arab and European foreign ministers attending a "Friends of Syria" meeting to try to keep the pressure on Damascus and to show support of Kofi Annan.

On the ground, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR), since the start of the truce one week ago at least 100 deaths were reported. The U.N. says the crackdown in Syria has killed more than 9,000 people since mid-March 2011.

Source:http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/04/19/208728.html

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Syria-UN sign agreement on monitoring mission as Violence continues
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad (R) and General Abhijit Guha, the Deputy Military Adviser in the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations, sign an agreement between Syria and the U.N. in Damascus April 19, 2012. Reuters
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