Assad accepts UN peace plan

Posted on March 27, 2012


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Kofi Annan,  in Syria as a UN representative, has communicated that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has accepted the UN-sponsored peace plan. The plan includes the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from population centres, the release of prisoners, freedom of movement and access for journalists and unimpeded humanitarian assistance. China and Russia have shown their support for Annan’s plan, which represents an important change in attitude since the two countries refused to participate to the Friends of Syria meeting at Istanbul, due to start on April 1st.