Annan Gets Assad's Commitment to Peace
UN Special Envoy, Kofi Annan, says Syrian President Bashar Assad has agreed on an approach to end the violence.
Annan did not disclose details, but says he will also discuss it with the country's armed opposition.
Kofi Annan said that he "...also stressed the importance of moving ahead with the political dialogue which the President accepts, and the other issue we discussed was the six-point plan."
Syrian President Assad spoke about the violence in an interview to a German broadcaster.
Assad exclaimed, "A president shouldn't run away from challenge and we have a national challenge now in Syria. A president shouldn't escape the situation."
Assad accused the United States of fuelling the revolt by giving weapons, money or public and political support to terrorists.
Meanwhile, activists say an average of about 100 people have been killed on some days in the past few weeks.
An opposition group puts the total death toll at 17,000 since March 2011.
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