Promises New Plan to Break Impasse But Offers No Details
Providing his first assessment since taking the position, UN Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi issued a gloomy assessment of the ongoing Syrian Civil War, saying it is continually worsening, and that there is “no end in sight.”
“There is no prospect for today or tomorrow to move forward,” Brahimi insisted, saying that the worsening situation is causing food shortages, that detainees are being tortured, that 90% of schools were damaged and the whole region is threatened.
Brahimi did offer some hope, saying there “may be an opening soon” and that he is close to offering a new plan that he hopes might bring both sides to the negotiating table.
That’s huge news if true, as his predecessor Kofi Annan failed miserably at that, and he tried several times. The downside is Brahimi offered no details of what his plan consisted of or what it would work where others have failed.
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