Syria crisis could inflame the region 4 October 2012 Last updated at 02:51 ET Kofi Annan has told the BBC that the conflict in Syria could "inflame the whole region", and said that if the UN security council did not work together, the situation would get much worse.
FULL ARTICLE AT BBC
1 of 18
Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi replaces former UN chief Kofi Annan who quit over divisions on the Syria crisis
Because of its small oil resources, Syria is in a non-strategic second-tier position, as far as the interests of the United States and its allies in the region are concerned, according to OilPrice.com.