Syria in danger of becoming a 'failed state'
11 December 2012 Last updated at 09:41 GMT
UN-Arab League representative in Damascus, Mokhtar Lamani has given a rare interview to the BBC.
Mr Lamani warned the situation in Syria was "very fragile" and in danger of becoming a failed state.
The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen asked him how difficult it would be to create a political solution in Syria.