Annan in Syria with message for 'everyone with a gun'
UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan (C) speaks with UN mission chief in Syria Major General Robert Mood (L) as Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi (2nd R) listens on upon Annan's arrival in Damascus for talks with top officials on May 28, 2012.
May 28th, 2012
09:09 AM ET

Annan in Syria with message for 'everyone with a gun'

By CNN Wire Staff

International envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Syria on Monday amid growing fury over a gruesome massacre that killed 108 people in one town.

He vowed "serious" discussions with President Bashar al-Assad and said he had a message for "everyone with a gun": to halt the violence.

Rebel leaders have said Annan's six-point plan is already "dead" following the killings in Houla, a suburb of the anti-government bastion of Homs. U.N. monitors in Syria said 49 children were among those slaughtered there Friday.

Al-Assad's regime insists it was not behind the massacre and blames terrorist groups. Throughout the uprising against the government, Syria has blamed violence on "armed terrorist groups."


Filed under: Assad • Syria • United Nations
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    This is a classic situation in which it is virtually impossible to find who is responsible. The world does not have methods to detect whose the incoming projectiles are. That is prevented by the fact that the shooters are hidden in buildings or behind the. This dooms the Annan Plan! I see no other way than to ask Al Assad to make massive concessions to the opposition, to spare his nation more bloodshed! Call it the Desertvoice Plan.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
  5. Thor

    Why must CNN insist on plastering blatant Israeli propaganda??

    Remember Bahrain anybody??

    Where the fuck is the international outrage for Bahrain??

    May 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  6. Hbadger

    It's time to stop messing around here. Action needs to be taken immediately. Actual action not talk.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
  7. sawolf

    Does anyone take this clown seriously?

    May 28, 2012 at 10:11 am | Reply

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