Syria: a fully-empowered United Nations negotiator, the only solution

Monday, June 11, 2012

I have already expressed this on several occasions, but today, horrified by what continues to transpire in Syria, I am once again taking the opportunity to insist on the urgent need to call an extraordinary meeting so that all of the countries, including China and Russia, may designate a representative (who could certainly be Kofi Annan), fully empowered to negotiate with Bashar Assad the conditions for an immediate cease fire and a transition to democracy in Syria. 

Only with democratic multilateralism can we resolve the global problems prompted by a few small groups of wealthy countries, which have attempted to govern the world. 

Convene that World Conference today, so that tomorrow we can commence to close the immense wound now open in Syria.