World powers agree on steps for Syria
June 30th, 2012
02:03 PM ET

World powers agree on steps for Syria

From Jill Dougherty reporting from Geneva

Members of the international community on Saturday forged an agreement for a transition to end the violence in and bring peace to Syria.

The first step should be a recommitment to a ceasefire by both sides and implementation of a U.N. and Arab League-backed six-point plan without waiting for the actions of others, Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan said.

A key to the process will be a transitional government, which Annan said could include members of the current Syrian regime. The make-up of such a body would be decided by the Syrians, he said.

"We are determined to work together urgently and intensively, to bring an end to the violence and the human rights abuses and the launch of a Syrian-led political process leading to a transition that meets the legit aspiration of the Syrian people," Annan said.

The agreement also calls on the Syrian government to release detainees and allow journalists access to the country. The right to peaceful demonstrations must be respected, Annan said

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  1. Saddam bin laden

    American dollars and young soldiers will keep on dying for hellsrael as long as the AIPAC controls the USA middle east policy. It doesnt matter what party or president in office , What the AIPAC says is what is done. The strongest lobbyist group in the USA. the NRA comes second to that zionist group. American blood always on their hands,the zionist AIPAC, 4 billion dollars of your hard earn tax money goes to them and they always asking for more. Greed is their DNA.Ask Jesus, he knew them best.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
  2. Baloch

    Why you world powers are so blind about the Baluchistan's blood shed???? Pakistani and Irani army in Baluchistan have been killing and dumping the innocent Baloch people from 74 years now, and they are using the U.S. weapons on innocent Baloch men, women, and children. Why the world powers are so blindly silent about Baluchistan's war???? Why you world power are supporting the "Pakistan's dirty war inside Baluchistan"? The USA and the world powers should stop the Pakistan's army aid and support the Baluchistan's freedom because the Baloch people deserve it. Is the Baloch's blood is cheaper than syria's blood? If not then you guys should do justice with the Baluchistan too. God bless USA and the freedom of Baluchistan... Death to Pakistani and Irani terrorist armies.....

    July 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  3. Baloch

    Pakistani and Irani army in Baluchistan have been killing and dumping the innocent Baloch people from 74 years now, and they are using the U.S. weapons on innocent Baloch men, women, and children. Why the world powers are silent about Baluchistan's war???? Why you world powers are so blind about the Baluchistan's blood shed???? Why you world power are supporting the "Pakistan's dirty war inside Baluchistan"? The USA and the world powers should stop the Pakistan's army aid and support the Baluchistan's freedom because the Baloch people deserve it. Is the Baloch's blood is cheaper than syria's blood? If not then you guys should do justice with the Baluchistan too. God bless USA and the freedom of Baluchistan... Death to Pakistani and Irani terrorist armies.....

    July 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  4. Lars

    Doesn't look like anything new came put of that. Maybe had a few beers and few puffs on the hookah.

    July 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  5. assad will fall but nothing else , syrian standing GOV will stay

    Putin is running the show and he has told the weak obama to keep out of game . The US has become much weaker under obama on many levels .

    July 1, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply
    • Saddam bin laden

      Obama is only cleaning and fixing what the idiot Bush done to the whole world.

      July 2, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
  6. saeed

    when was usa a world power it cant even provide its own people with there basic needs even britain cant pay for cancer medication for its citizens. usa is a looser nation its soldiers are getting kil,led and blown up everyday all over the world even britain is a looser nation its citizen is also getting kidnapped and behea,ded everyday all over the world.
    what can i say this is what happends when u are bankcrupt.

    June 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • saeedTheTowelHead

      Baaaaaaaaaaah, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaah, Daaaaaaaaaaddy?

      July 2, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
  7. rob

    Beginning of another Iraq failure.

    We must discontinue the arbitrary maneuvering on israels behalf.

    June 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Reply

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