Kofi Annan says military intervention in Syria 'will make matters worse'

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 08:30 hrs

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned that military intervention in Syria by major Western powers won't work.

Annan said the situation in Syria is more complex than in Libya, and that military intervention could make matters worse.

According to CBS News, Annan made his comments to be aired on CNN's 'Fareed Zakaria GPS' on Sunday.

Annan was the special envoy to Syria until August, when he resigned after his peace plan failed.

That led Republican Paul Ryan to say in the vice presidential debate that the US should not have waited for Annan to develop an agreement and that the delay had bought Syrian President Bashar al-Assad more time, the report said.

According to the report, Annan later said that Ryan is 'dead wrong'.

He said that raising the hopes of the Syrian people while other countries are still reluctant to intervene complicates the situation, the report added. (ANI)

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