Annan steps down as Syrian envoy

August 3, 2012 - 01:00 PM
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Gordon interview August 2, 2012

Special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan says he will quit the high profile job at the end of August.

"You have to understand as an envoy, I can't want peace more than the protagonists, more than the Security Council, or the international community for that matter," he said.

Annan also reasserted his belief that Syrian President Bashar Assad must leave office for the good of his country.

Fmr. Defense Department Spokesman J.D. Gordon discussed the developments in Syria with Capital Insider.

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