Foreign Secretary calls for implementation of Annan's six point plan

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Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for Syria to implement the joint United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy Kofi Annan's six point plan.

Speaking today the Foreign Secretary said:

“The Assad regime’s acceptance of joint United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy Kofi Annan’s six point plan would represent a significant first step towards bringing an end to the violence and the bloodshed, but only if it is genuinely and seriously meant. This has not been the case with previous commitments the regime has made. The key will be concrete implementation that brings a cessation of all hostilities and leads to a genuine political transition accompanied by freedom of access for humanitarian assistance and the media, and the release of political prisoners. We will continue to judge the Syrian regime by its practical actions not by its often empty words.”