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Syria's Assad agrees to new U.N. peace plan
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivers a speech at the parliament in Damascus on June 3: Russia may very well be tiring of Assad's tactics, and has indicated that the situation in Syria is increasingly worrying.
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivers a speech at the parliament in Damascus on June 3: Russia may very well be tiring of Assad's tactics, and has indicated that the situation in Syria is increasingly worrying.
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.N. envoy Kofi Annan said Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to a new U.N.-brokered peace plan that would focus on the most violent areas of the country. The plan must still be presented to the opposition. "(Assad) made a suggestion of building an approach from the ground up in some of the districts where we have extreme violence — to try and contain the violence in those districts and, step by step, build up and end the violence across the country," Annan said from a news conference in Iran.

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