Annan's team urges swift deployment of Syria observers

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Posted: Apr 19, 2012 10:50 AM
Annan's team urges swift deployment of Syria observers

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan's deputy told the Security Council that the swift deployment of more observers to Syria was needed despite continued risks and persistent violence, council diplomats told Reuters.

Jean-Marie Guehenno told the 15-nation council in New York that deploying more unarmed military observers "would have a potential to change the political dynamics on the ground," a diplomat said on condition of anonymity. Another envoy confirmed the remarks.

(Corrected to make clear Guehenno in New York)

(Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Vicki Allen)