Posted on April 19th, 2012 in Watchdog


Article “Friends of Syria’: Annan plan is last hope” reports:

“Every day that passes means tens of new Syrian civilian deaths,” said Alain Juppe, the French foreign minister, as he read out the conclusions of the meeting.

“It is not time to prevaricate. It is time to act. Though fragile, the [Kofi] Annan mission represents a last hope,” the statement said.

“If this were not to happen … the UN Security Council and international community would have to look at other options.”

WATCHDOG: We think he meant “It is not time to procrastinate” rather than “prevaricate.” Politicians can find time for the latter.


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