Brahimi Says has Syria Plan that World Powers May Adopt

International peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said on Sunday he has a proposal to end the deadly 21-month conflict there “that could be adopted by the international community.”

“I have discussed this plan with Russia and Syria… I think this proposal could be adopted by the international community,” the U.N. and Arab League envoy said in Egypt after meeting League chief Nabil al-Arabi.

The situation in Syria “is very bad and getting worse by the day,” added Brahimi a day after warning that Damascus faced a choice between “hell or the political process.”

Brahimi held talks in Moscow on Saturday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on his end-of-year bid to accelerate moves to halt the conflict that monitors say has killed 45,000 people.

The talks came amid signs that key Syrian ally Russia was beginning to distance itself from Assad’s government.

Lavrov said both he and Brahimi agreed there was hope for a solution as long as world powers put pressure on both sides.

“The confrontation is escalating. But we agree the chance for a political solution remains,” Lavrov said.


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