Kofi Annan quits dealing blow to peace efforts in Syria
The Kansas City Star
U.N. diplomat Kofi Annan’s resignation in efforts to end fighting in Syria deals a major blow to global efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in that Middle Eastern country.
Annan on Thursday in Geneva called global efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria “Mission Impossible.” Rebels with roots to last year’s Arab Spring uprising have been trying to unseat Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Unlike in Libya, the United States and other countries have been reluctant to intervene militarily in Syria.
In all likelihood, Annan’s resignation will mean more people will be hurt or killed as the conflict continues.