Annan voices Syria hope regarding Security Council after Russia meeting

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan

The UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan, is expressing hope that the Security Council will be able to come together in a united manner and press ahead in search of peace.

There are a number of Syrian proposals in front of the Council that members are debating and Mr. Annan says they need to come together to send a message out that the killing must stop and the situation on the ground is unacceptable.

The Joint Special Envoy made the comments after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday in Moscow.

"We've had a very good discussion with the President, discussing the situation and the crisis in Syria, focusing on what measures need to be taken to end the violence and the killing and how we move on to the political transition. Obviously, the discussions in the Security Council regarding the resolution also came up. And I would hope that the Council will continue its discussions and hopefully find language that will pull everybody together for us to move forward on this critical issue."

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