Kofi Annan Steps Down As U.N. Peace Envoy To Syria

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today that he will quit his post as U.N.-Arab League peace envoy to Syria. While the move is a blow to a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria, Annan said he is working on trying to find a successor. “I remain convinced that yet more bloodshed is not the answer; each day of it will only make the solution more difficult while bringing deeper suffering to the country and greater peril to the region,” he said. Current U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said in a statement that Annan’s Six Point peace plan “still remains the best hope for the people of Syria.”