Damascus not to stick to Annan Plan

Politics Materials 28 March 2012 02:26 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 27 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /

Damascus, which has agreed to a plan proposed by Kofi Annan to resolve the crisis in the country will not remain faithful to the plan and lose its last chance for a peaceful solution to the crisis, said deputy editor of the Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper Sayed Zahra.

"Annan initiative is the last chance of the Assad regime to resolve the crisis in the country through peaceful means," Zahra told Trend on Tuesday.

Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States (LAS) in Syria, Kofi Annan, on Monday received a new response of Damascus over the plan to resolve the Syrian crisis. Syrian authorities have agreed on the proposal of Annan.

The analyst believes if the plan fails, which is likely, one can only guess on the further development of the situation in the country. Foreign military intervention or civil war is not ruled out, said Zahra.

The expert said we also shouldn't forget about the role of Iran, which will not allow to change the power in Syria, for fear of losing its main ally in the region.

"Iran will not allow to implement this plan, as the plan's ultimate goal is regime change in Syria. Therefore, Iran will oppose this initiative until the end," said Zahra.

The UN Security Council on March 21 unanimously adopted a statement expressing "full support" to Annan proposals. This statement, which unlike a resolution has no binding force, calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian opposition members by "free will" to work with Annan to immediately implement his six-point plan to resolve the crisis in Syria.

One of the proposals of Annan is to put "an end to all forms of armed violence by all parties to the conflict under UN supervision, starting with the withdrawal of Syrian troops from major cities in the country." The document also proposes "to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to areas affected by armed conflict, and the release of illegally detained persons".