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Syria: UN Report Shows Powerlessness of Observer Mission

Categories: Syria, International Relations, Politics, War & Conflict

As the situation in Syria worsens, and more terrifying reports [1] arrive from the Homs district of Houla, Foreign Policy-hosted blog Turtle Bay [2] summarizes a report [3] [PDF] from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the UN observer mission. This “gloomy” [4] account clearly shows that measures recommended by Kofi Annan have not been implemented, and a viable peace plan is not yet in place despite diplomatic pressure. Ban Ki-moon notes that “while many fear the implications of a further militarization of the conflict, some have doubts that peaceful change is possible.”