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May 31, 2012 12:12 pm

U.S., China, and France Favor Diplomacy in Syria as UN Chief Warns of Civil War

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters – Western powers maintained that diplomatic solutions like the Annan plan were preferable to military intervention in Syria, even as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that massacres of civilians, such as the one perpetrated in Houla last weekend, could plunge Syria into a devastating civil war.

The US, UK, France and China on Thursday each urged the world to give UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria more time to work, though appetite for a possible military intervention should the plan fail varied substantially between them.

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