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UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria (JSE) Kofi Annan, speaks during a press conference after his arrival in Damascus, Syria, Monday. Annan is there for talks with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. (AP)
UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria (JSE) Kofi Annan, speaks during a press conference after his arrival in Damascus, Syria, Monday. Annan is there for talks with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. (AP)

Special envoy Kofi Annan is in Damascus, Syria, calling on "every individual with a gun" in Syria to lay down arms, saying he is horrified by the weekend massacre in the region of Houla that left more than 100 dead.

Activists say the deaths were at the hands of government forces, but the Syrian government has denied that its forces carried out the killings, and observers say that it may have been militants allied with the Syrian military.

Russia's foreign minister says opposition forces share the blame because some of the dead were in an area controlled by rebels.

Guest:

  • Jonathan Marcus, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent

This segment aired on May 28, 2012.

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