UN Envoy: Syrians Say 40 Years of Assad Family Rule is Too Long

Closest he's come to calling for Assad to step down


Syrians believe 40 years of Assad family rule is too long, the international mediator for Syriasaid, the closest he has come to calling directly for President Bashar al-Assad to quit.

The remarks by U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi cast doubt on the future of his peace plan, the only major diplomatic initiative to end a war the United Nations says has killed 60,000 people.