Syria not complying with peace plan
There is little evidence that Syria’s government is complying with a peace plan to try to end violence, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.
After briefing the Security Council, he warned there was an “imminent” danger of civil war in Syria and it could go from tipping point to breaking point.
But he stressed that the peace plan by UN envoy Kofi Annan remained “at the centre of our focus”.
His comments come after reports that 78 people were killed in central Syria.
Opposition activists blame the killings at the Qubair village on pro-government forces but the government accuses “terrorists”.
UN monitors trying to reach the village just hours later were fired upon, Mr Ban said. None were hurt in the shooting. (BBC)