Syria would face United Nations sanctions under a Security Council resolution drafted by Western powers seeking to overcome Russian resistance to measures that would hasten the fall of President Bashar al-Assad.
The rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been seeking recognition, money and resources for months. Now that they’ve started making significant progress toward ousting him, they might get some.
United Nations Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters, not only is Syria being destroyed “bit by bit,” the conflict is pushing the region into a situation that is “extremely bad and extremely important for the entire world.
One year after Kofi Annan presented his six-point plan for ending the Syrian civil war, it can only be called a failure. But it is necessaryto recall the situation facing the UN-Arab League envoy and his team in early 2012.