FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2009 file photo, former Algerian foreign affairs minister Lakhdar Brahimi attends the Ambrosetti economic forum in Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy. Diplomats say tha

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2009 file photo, former Algerian foreign affairs minister Lakhdar Brahimi attends the Ambrosetti economic forum in Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy. Diplomats say tha
FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2009 file photo, former Algerian foreign affairs minister Lakhdar Brahimi attends the Ambrosetti economic forum in Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy. Diplomats say that Brahimi is a strong candidate to replace former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)