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Annan expecting Syria response to proposals

ANKARA - UN-Arab League envoyKofi Annan said he was expecting to hear on Tuesday from theSyrian government on "concrete proposals" which he made to endnearly a year of violence during his weekend talks with SyrianPresident Bashar Assad.

Annan has not disclosed what those proposals entailed.

Syria's ambassador to Moscow said on Monday, however, thatthe discussion between Assad and Annan had echoed 'fiveprinciples' for a Syrian settlement agreed by Russian ForeignMinister Sergei Lavrov and Arab League foreign ministers inCairo on Saturday.

Speaking after meeting Annan, Syrian National Council (SNC)leader Burhan Ghalioun said the aim was for a political anddiplomatic solution, otherwise foreign governments would deliveron promises to supply weapons to rebel forces.
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