Syrian opposition welcomes UN peace plan progress

AP , Tuesday 27 Mar 2012

Syrian National Council hails Al-Assad regime acceptance of a U.N. peace plan

A member of the Syrian National Council says the opposition welcomes the government's acceptance of a U.N. peace plan.

Bassma Kodmani told The Associated Press by telephone Tuesday that "we welcome all acceptance by the regime of a plan that could allow the repression and bloodbath to stop."

She is a Paris-based member of the opposition Syrian National Council.

She added, "we hope that we can move toward a peace process."

A spokesman for U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says Syria's government has accepted a plan he is negotiating, which includes a cease-fire by Syrian forces and a daily two-hour halt to fighting to evacuate the injured.

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