"Concrete proposals" needed in Friday's Syria meeting
A member of the Free Syrian Army takes position in Idlib in northwestern Syria on Wednesday
February 23rd, 2012
10:34 AM ET

"Concrete proposals" needed in Friday's Syria meeting

By Elise Labott

Senior U.S. officials traveling with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters that Syria is not providing access for humanitarian aid.

Countries plan to forge a comprehensive plan to deliver aid to Syria and press Syria to provide access within days, the officials said.

Clinton has had many discussions with other diplomats about how to help people stuck in "horrific conditions," such as the besieged city of Homs, a senior State Department official said.

Countries are shooting for "concrete proposals" on how the international community coordinates and plans aid, the official said.

Officials say there's no shortage of resources across the globe, since countries and international aid agencies work well together.

"All of us have been working with various humanitarian organizations, U.N. organizations on the ground," the official said. "The real challenge is the access issue."

The opposition Syrian National Council has also been working to reach out to people inside Syria to make sure that what they say Friday accurately reflects the reality on the ground inside the country.

Read more about tomorrow's meeting in Tunisia to forge a path ahead on Syria

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  1. unclesam

    after a year

    February 25, 2012 at 3:21 am | Reply
  2. GOPisGreedOverPeople

    The GOP solution: Start a war with Iran (totally unfunded of course). Then send the poor people to fight/die in the war while giving the rich people "no bid contracts" (killing two birds with one stone). Then use Iran's oil to pay for the war. And when the war is over, Iran will sell us cheap oil!!!.......Just like in Iraq!!!!..........Oh wait.......Never mind.

    February 23, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • mipolitic

      you say in the above post that it is unfounded that iran is building jihad nukes,

      well may i suggest asking the IAEA INSPECTORS THAT WERE DENIED to visit the nuke sites this week.

      February 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply
      • Buzzer

        This individual shouldn't be even conversed with...he's posted the EXACT same response before a different article. Definition of "troll" to a tee.

        February 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  3. Out Of Control To The Final Boom Boom Bang End

    Come on WW3 – Let's get it over with

    The whole world hates israel and the U.S. has become a terrorist rouge state. Our children/Armed Forces are tools, expendable tools . . . who cares if they are YOUR CHILDREN? Not the dirty evil zionists . . . that's for sure.

    And will you see the children of our traitorous political leaders who are calling for war on the Front Lines when WW3 starts? Don't count on it.

    Sorry, George Washington and every American Patriot who has come before us. We have been taken over by greedy and evil zionists with help from our gutless Congress and political leaders. Sorry Ron Paul.

    In the end the all traitors will get their due – come on Karma.

    February 23, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  4. mipolitic

    keep talking while others including putin are acting.
    talking against action equales weakeness, and obama has been talking about the iranian nuke , while iran has now moved into syria to use syria as a proxy . take out the iranian jihad nukes and all of this will quickly be resolve with resolve of the usa and company.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply

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