Syrian transition plan met with more skepticism than support

The plan to establish a transitional government in Syria may have been dead before it was even released. One of the primary faults of the plan was the absence of any clear guidelines on what role Bashar al-Assad would maintain.

While China offered its support for the plan, most greeted the agreement with skepticism.

Considering that 76 people were killed a day after the plan was released, it may be difficult for any resolution to find backing if it does not involve ousting Assad from power.

“With no sign of any commitment by Syria’s warring sides to embrace the transition plan outlined in Geneva on Saturday, many warned that violence could worsen even beyond the levels seen in June, which is now believed to have been the bloodiest month in the Syrian conflict.

“According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based opposition group, nearly 4,000 people, including members of the security forces, have been killed since May 26,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

There is an even greater pressure to find some solution with tensions rising along the border with Turkey.

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