KOFI ANNAN DECLARATION: CESSATION OF ALL VIOLENCE APRIL 12, 2012


The UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan says Syria has started pulling troops out of several cities in accordance with a peace plan proposed by the former UN chief. Annan said that he would call for a complete cessation of hostilities by 6:00 am Damascus time on April 12, after the withdrawal by the Syrian government. “I urge the government and the opposition commanders to issue clear instructions so that the message reaches across the country down to the fighter and soldier at the local level,” he said. On Monday, Syrian President Bashar Assad agreed to an April 10 deadline to implement international envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan, which calls for the withdrawal of Syrian troops from population centers and a cease-fire. Press TV has conducted an interview with Jamal Wakim, professor at the Lebanese International University, to share his opinion on this issue.