According to the Huffington Post, U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan said in Tehran that Iran could help resolve the crisis in Syria, where bloodshed has continued despite a ceasefire agreement that begins tomorrow.
Annan went to Iran, who is one of Syria’s strongest allies– Russia is another– to bolster support amidst his faltering six-point plan. His deadline for troops to begin to withdraw beginning Tuesday has already been broken. And while Syrian forces have said they will honor the next deadline, a ceasefire beginning Thursday, the international community is hesitant to believe it.
While the international community has created a plan that calls for the ousting of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iran has opposed foreign intervention and says that “change in Syria” should happen under al-Assad’s rule.