.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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