UN observer chief works for mission's next steps

July 3, 2012 10:17 pm 

DAMASCUS, July 3 — The chief of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) said on Tuesday that his mission is working on what steps to take next, adding that meetings are underway with all stakeholders in that regard.

"We are working hard to plan on what steps to take next," Maj. Gen. Robert Mood said in a short briefing Tuesday, adding that meetings are underway with all stakeholders "to find the best way forward."

A day earlier, spokesperson of the UN mission Sausan Ghosheh said the team would resume operation once the conflicting parties in Syria recommit to a sustained cessation of armed violence and to the implementation of the six-point plan raised by international peace envoy Kofi Annan.

"The mission is here and ready to engage and support the parties in Syria to take the needed steps towards this process," Ghosheh said in a briefing.

The UNSMIS has announced the suspension of their activities in Syria in May, citing the unabated violence in the country. (PNA/Xinhua) /CTB/utb

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