Annan gives Assad 'concrete proposals'

2012-03-11 16:33

Damascus - International peace envoy Kofi Annan said he handed over a set of "concrete proposals" aimed at defusing the Syria crisis during a second round of talks on Sunday with President Bashar Assad.

"I presented a set of concrete proposals which would have a real impact on the situation on the ground and which will help launch a process aimed at putting an end to this crisis," he told reporters after the meeting.

The former UN chief had in their first meeting on Saturday expressed "grave concern" over the relentless bloodshed in Syria and "urged the president to take concrete steps to end the current crisis", said a UN statement.

  • Bob - 2012-03-11 18:06

    Kofi Annan trying to negotiate with Assad is like mickey mouse trying to control king kong!

      Fred - 2012-03-11 18:08

      Unless Assad has reached the end of his delusion, and his inner circle are defecting. But the world should not be divided, as Russia and China have done.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 18:51

    Look up Nane Maria Lagergren, Kofi's wife... see what she's about. That should help explain what is going on.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 18:59

      I'll make it easier for you, Fred. Her family history: The Wallenberg family (known as The Wallenbergs or simply Wallenbergs) is a prominent Swedish banking family, renowned as bankers, industrialists, politicians, diplomats and philanthropists. The most famous of the Wallenbergs, Raoul Wallenberg, a diplomat, worked in Budapest, Hungary, during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Between July and December 1944, he issued protective passports and housed Jews, saving tens of thousands of Jewish lives.[1] The Wallenberg sphere, an international banking- and industry group under the control of Wallenberg family through the holding company Investor AB, based in Stockholm, Sweden, is today Europe's largest family-controlled business empire. In Sweden alone, the sphere was estimated to indirectly control about a third of the national GDP in 1990.[2] Bankers... just saying... unbelievable.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 19:12


      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 19:15

      ? Fred. My crazy ideas as you call them, they are all coincidence. Clearly. Kofi Annan, married to a banker, whose former head is now head of the World Bank. Who are linked to private banks worldwide, who want to talk Syria into some kind of compromise... it's alarming how coincidental it all is.

      Anthony - 2012-03-11 19:39

      This is becoming insane. For 12 months we were overwhelmed with these endless BS stories about Libyan oil. It was the smokescreen for those who wanted their hero, this psychopath gaddafi, to stay in power. And, here we got the next smokescreen, this time to protect this murderer assad. Supporters of DICTATORS, TYRANTS AND MURDERERS, will go to ANY length to confuse the issue !!!!1

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 19:50

      I'm not protecting him, he should go, these are not issues that need to go together - ie he goes and a central ank and government goes in. How about just a government.

      Anthony - 2012-03-11 20:21

      Well, it is good to know, that at least we got this in common; this tyrant must go.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 22:10

      Just keep going Goodthing. I beg you.

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