International envoy of the UN Security Council and Arab League, Kofi Annan stated on Tuesday that the international observer mission is the last chance for Syria. If the country were not stabilized it would fall into a full-scale civil war.
Annan’s statement came a day after the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, “this situation is one of the most serious and gravest concerns of the international community.”
“More than 9,000 people have been killed during the last 14 months. This is totally unacceptable and a intolerable situation,” added Ban. The killing hasn’t stopped and this Tuesday, 17 people died in Syria.
Activists have reported explosions in Damascus, Homs and Hama. Amid the violence and pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to step down. The Syrian government is calling for parliament elections on Monday when more that 7,000 candidates competed with 250 votes. (AV)