April 12, 2012 | Quote

Syrian Opposition Groups Says Annan Pan ‘Doomed,’ Offers Alternative

Detailing the opposition's alternative plan exclusively to Fox News, Ammar Abdulhamid, an influential Syrian human rights activist, said Annan’s initiative clearly had “failed.” He also said that, given Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s track record for reneging on such agreements, “there was no reason for anyone to be surprised by the turn of events.”…

Abdulhamid, who fled Syria in 2005 and has since lived in the United States, told Fox News that members of the main opposition groups, representing all political and religious backgrounds, helped draw up the new six-point plan. He added that he hoped the plan would achieve the goal of stopping the Assad regime’s violence and bringing about the Syrian leader’s ouster. …

Abdulhamid, a member of the Syria Working Group at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in D.C., said he and his colleagues hope that “leaders of the international community, especially the U.S., begin treating the situation with the needed urgency, before the situation gets any worse.”

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