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Kofi Annan's plan comes into force

2012-04-12 12:43

Plan of the UN and the League of Arab States (LAS) special envoy, General Kofi Annan, which provides cessation of violence in Syria, came into force today at 6 am local time. Official Damascus has promised Annan to adhere to the terms of this truce, starting at the specified hour.

Recall, yesterday, General Kofi Annan announced that Syrian authorities had promised him to comply with the obligations of the ceasefire. Kofi Annan made this statement today during his visit to Tehran, trying to enlist the support of Iran's for his peace plan.


As reported by the IA Regnum, Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a message to the UN special envoy, saying the official Damascus would adhere the terms of the peace plan. One of the items of the plan - ceasefire - came into force today at 6 am. At the same time, the document states that the Syrian government "reserves the right to respond to possible attacks by armed opposition groups".

Kofi Annan stated he was going to continue his consultations with both the Syrian authorities and the opposition in order to achieve consistent compliance with all points of the peace plan by the parties of the internal Syrian conflict.

Meanwhile, international observers and human rights activists confirm that the situation in Syria at the moment is calm, and Damascus has carried out international obligations under the peace plan proposed by the UN and the League of Arab States-special envoy General Kofi Annan, the RBC reported.

Government forces ceased hostilities in such Syrian cities as Damascus, the cities of Homs, Hama and Idlib, which had previously been under siege by government troops, at 6:00 GMT, local activists told.

In particular, human rights activist Abu Rami, who is in Homs now, said that at night the regular Syrian troops shelled the city again, but after 6:00 Moscow time the situation has stabilized. At the same time, the dissident stressed that tanks and other armored vehicles have not left a specified city and surrounding area, the edition reported.

"The tanks, snipers and armed forces are still visible throughout the city", the human rights activist said.

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