Annan Says Russia, Iran Key to Syria Peace
The Daily Star, Lebanon
July 8, 2012
Russia and Iran have a key role in the efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria, international envoy Kofi Annan said Sunday, while adding that so far his work to bring peace has failed. The U.N.-Arab League envoy told France’s Le Monde daily that the 16-month carnage in Syria showed no sign of ending and there was no guarantee that his mediation would bear fruit.