CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Kofi Annan departs meeting with Assad

07-09-2012 18:54 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

Watch Video

Play Video

UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan has left Syria for Tehran. This comes following talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Kofi Annan says his meeting with the Syrian President was constructive, adding that they touched upon the need to end the violence. Ahead of that, Kofi Annan held talks with Major General Robert Mood, head of the UN Supervision Mission and Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Maiqdad. Annan arrived on Sunday for his third visit to Syria since the crisis began in the Middle Eastern nation. His visit comes after he acknowledged Saturday that the international community’s efforts to find a political solution to the escalating violence had failed.

U.N. Syria peace envoy Kofi Annan speaks to the media at a hotel after returning
from a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus July 9, 2012.

Meanwhile Assad said in an interview on Thursday that US political support for "terrorists" was hindering the peace envoy's plan to end 16 months of unrest. Assad has also accused Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey of supplying the rebels trying to overthrow him with arms and other support. He said, however, that Annan's peace plan should not be allowed to fail.

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad (R) welcomes
U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan at a hotel in Damascus July 8, 2012.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program