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Kofi Annan resigns as Special Envoy to Syria (w/ Video)

Friday, August 3, 2012



Kofi Annan, who has been mediating the Syrian crisis as a special UN-Arab League Envoy, is stepping down from the post, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

"Mr. Annan has informed me, and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Mr. Nabil Elaraby, of his intention not to renew his mandate when it expires on 31 August 2012," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement.

Annan blames “the increasing militarization” in Syria, along with the international community's inability to come to a consensus over the conflict, for his departure..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/kofi-annan-steps-down-syria-envoy-704/

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