FILE - In this March 10, 2012 photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Kofi Annan, the United Nations special envoy to Syria, in Damascus, Syria. Five years after handing over the reins of the United Nations, Kofi Annan is back on the front line trying to end the Arab Spring's longest and bloodiest conflict with diplomatic skills honed over half a century. In six weeks, he has managed to unite the bitterly divided U.N. Security Council and the rest of the world _ including supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad _ behind his six-point plan to end the conflict, which many fear could quickly degenerate into civil war if it drags on. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

Associated Press
FILE - In this March 10, 2012 photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Kofi Annan, the United Nations special envoy to Syria, in Damascus, Syria. Five years after handing over the reins of the United Nations, Kofi Annan is back on the front line trying to end the Arab Spring's longest and bloodiest conflict with diplomatic skills honed over half a century. In six weeks, he has managed to unite the bitterly divided U.N. Security Council and the rest of the world _ including supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad _ behind his six-point plan to end the conflict, which many fear could quickly degenerate into civil war if it drags on. (AP Photo/SANA, File)
FILE - In this March 10, 2012 photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Kofi Annan, the United Nations special envoy to Syria, in Damascus, Syria. Five years after handing over the reins of the United Nations, Kofi Annan is back on the front line trying to end the Arab Spring's longest and bloodiest conflict with diplomatic skills honed over half a century. In six weeks, he has managed to unite the bitterly divided U.N. Security Council and the rest of the world _ including supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad _ behind his six-point plan to end the conflict, which many fear could quickly degenerate into civil war if it drags on. (AP Photo/SANA, File)
View Comments (0)