Annan: Iran Backs Syria Peace Plan

Former U.N. Secretary-General and current U.N. mediator to the burgeoning Syrian civil war Kofi Annan announced today after a trip to Tehran that Iran was “committed to supporting” his six-point plan for ending the crisis in Syria. “They supported the idea of political transition, which will be Syrian-led, and allow the Syrians to decide on what their future political dispensation would be,” he told reporters. Iran, a close ally of Syria’s president Bashar Al Assad, was excluded from a recent meeting of states with an interest in Syria.