Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Syria: Military Action An Option Says France

UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has warned the violence in Syria had reached "tipping point", as France said military intervention should not be ruled out.

Mr Annanheld a press conference after holding "frank" talks with Syria's President Bashar al Assad, while governments across the globe expelled senior Syrian diplomats in response to the killing of at least 108 people in Houla on Friday, including 49 children and 34 women.

He urged Mr Assad to "act now" to bring an end to the bloodshed.

"We are at a tipping point. The Syrian people do not want the future to be one of bloodshed and division. Yet the killings continue and the abuses are still with us today," he said.

"Let me stress once again: the violence must stop and the six point plan must be implemented. I need the president to act now. I need other parties to do their part." Read More