Kofi Annan’s resignation is no surprise, his Syria peace plan undermined

Annan’s six-point peace plan was far from flawed, but it was dependent on all parties acting in good faith

Kofi Annan’s resignation as the United Nations and Arab League special envoy to Syria is only surprising in that he held out for so long. Since he was appointed in February, he has been charged with handling a crisis that too few wanted resolved peacefully. His departing comments were devastating: “As an envoy, I can’t want peace more than the protagonists, more than the security council or the international community, for that matter.”
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