April 5th, 2012
11:58 AM ET

U.N. pressures Syria to heed peace plan

Top U.N. officials and the Security Council leaned on the Syrian regime Thursday, urging it to fully carry out a peace plan it promised to heed.

Syria said Thursday that it had taken several steps to comply with a peace plan championed by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan, including the withdrawal of troops from three regions and the expansion of Red Cross humanitarian access.

But more needs to be done, U.N. officials say, with imposing a cease-fire at the top of the agenda.

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  1. banasy ©

    As if the Syrian government will listen this time....

    April 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rhino

      thats ok let them kill them selves

      April 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    The UN has become such a useless organization. All it does it spout off about this or that. And a county has to be careful, or the UN will actually condemn it if it steps out of line. Oh, the horror.

    April 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      And I wonder too, if the UN does condemn a country, does it stay on their permanent record ?

      April 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      Looking over the dairy products orrpet some products are down from prior years while some are up. For example, Ice cream, regular (hard) 75.5 million gallons, down 3.7 percent. Convert all the products to a milk equivalent (subtract imported ingredients) and then talk about fuzzy math. Is it greater or less than 15.5B lbs?It's up to you to be more responsible with the facts you call facts.

      April 22, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    @ 1. banasy ©
    April 5th, 2012 1:06 pm ET

    You said this with clear conscience.
    I agree with you banasy 100%. Bashar al-Assad is reactionist rather than being pro-active about bringing resolution to the violence he has control of. I've followed this from the beginning, and he acts like a deaf, dumb, and blind man.
    Sources are giving me the idea Obama could start placing China in perspective to stay out of thier Syria affairs without going into any altercation.

    April 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    The UN needs to do something more constructive, like bring in an exterminator *sniper force* and take this clown out!

    April 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CowGirlUp

    The only thing that the U.N. And Barrack Obama are doing is adding fuel to the fire. The day is coming when Syria will attack with nuclear weapons. The writing is on the wall. The whole world is going crazy!!!!!!!!

    April 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rhino

    Somebody needs to go in and kill that SOB.

    April 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    I thought he said his army was not killing civilians? It was some taliban or opposition causing the killing. I guess this is a confession now, go to confession.lollollolllol A muslim at confession.lololololll

    April 6, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    All this bruhaha is not about Syria but about Iran. The meeting in Turkey said it loudly. The House of Saud ( & Israel) lined up firmly with us against increasing influence of Iran in the region, the people of Syria matter the least.

    April 6, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |