Conflict & Justice

Syria Crisis: Kofi Annan Appeal For Talks Sparks Anger


Kofi Annan (Photo: Wiki Commons)

Syrian opposition activists have angrily rejected calls by Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, for dialogue with the government.

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The leader of the main opposition, Burhan Ghalioun, said the comments were "disappointing" when Syrians were being "massacred every day".

Annan, who is due in Syria on Saturday, had said a solution lies in a "political settlement".

He also said further militarisation "would make things worse".

Meanwhile, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said the Syrian government had agreed to a "limited assessment" of the situation in the country.

The BBC's Jim Muir is following events in Syria from neighboring Lebanon.