Kofi Annan (left) meets Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Syria crisis: Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told visiting UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan that no political dialogue can succeed in his country while "armed terrorist groups" are operating.

Mr Assad said Syria would back "any honest effort to find a solution".

The UN said Mr Annan's task was to call for an immediate ceasefire by the army and the opposition.

The BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 10 Mar 2012
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