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For "the sake of the Syrian people who are living through this nightmare," Mr Annan implored that the world "come together and act as one". He said: "Individual actions or interventions will not resolve the crisis."
Mr Annan, who has failed so far to get his peace plan accepted by Damascus and its armed opposition, warned of "all-out" civil war if a diplomatic solution is not found soon. "The longer we wait, the more radicalised and polarised the situation will become, and the harder it will be to forge a political settlement."
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