You're viewing YouTube in English (US).
Switch to another language: | View all
You're viewing YouTube in English.
Switch to another language: | View all

Brahimi pushes for international action on Syria





Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Dec 27, 2012

http://www.euronews.com/ With this week's talks in Damascus on the Syrian crisis bearing little fruit, the focus is moving to Moscow as the international community seeks a diplomatic solution.

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is driving efforts for world powers on a new plan, saying "It is clear that time is not on anyone's side, and whoever has the ability to help end the crisis in Syria, must spare no effort".

Brahimi is moving his push for action to Russia, a long-time ally of Syria. He will hold talks in Moscow on Saturday.

A Syrian diplomatic delegation has already arrived in the Russian capital. The Kremlin denied rumours that there is a specific Russia-US plan for Syria on the table and said Brahimi's efforts will form part of discussions.

Meanwhile, the Syrian National Council, a coalition of groups opposed to President al-Assad, says foreigners should not be the ultimate decision makers.

"We have had talks with the US, NATO, Russia and China, but that does not mean that they will play a role in our decisions. The national coalition is independent and values that independence," said Syrian National Council member Khalid Saleh.

Latest estimates show more than 700,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries. With the cold of winter adding to the humanitarian crisis, the mass exodus is set to escalate.

Find us on:
Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans
Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...