With the carnage in Syria that has left thousands dead now entering its fifteenth month, the United Nations Secretary General says there is no clear path beyond the current mission being led by Kofi Annan.
"At this time, we don't have any plan B," U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview for 'Amanpour' on CNN International. "The joint special envoy Kofi Annan has proposed six peace proposals, among which the complete cessation of violence is number one. Unfortunately, this has not been implemented while with the deployment of monitoring missions, we have seen some dampening effect."
Many regard the Annan mission in Syria to be a failure already.
There will be discussions in the Security Council next week about the situation in Syria Mr. Ban said, and he will make a report about the situation. But the lack of cooperation from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is making the situation very difficult.
Watch the Secretary General discuss the situation in Syria with Christiane Amanpour here.