Annan tells U.N. council he wants deadline for Syria peace

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Posted: Apr 02, 2012 11:39 AM
Annan tells U.N. council he wants deadline for Syria peace

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council for support in implementing an April 10 deadline for Syria to partially implement his peace plan, with a full ceasefire within 48 hours thereafter, envoys said on Monday.

Annan told the 15-nation council behind closed doors that Syria has agreed to the idea of such a deadline, which would include the end of troop movements toward population centers, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and beginning the withdrawal of troops, U.N. diplomats told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

(Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Bill Trott)