Kofi Annan says UN observer mission in Syria needed quickly

Joint special envoy on Syria Kofi Annan
Joint special envoy on Syria Kofi Annan Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Reuters have reported Joint special envoy on Syria Kofi Annan has told the UN Security Council that a "bigger" Syrian observer mission is needed immediately, despite ongoing violence. Mr Annan told the Council that swift deployment of more observers could change the political dynamics.

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