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Annan's resignation will give free hand to military action supporters - Russian Foreign Ministry
MOSCOW. Aug 3 (Interfax) - Kofi Annan's resignation from the post of UN-Arab League envoy raises a lot of questions over Syria's future, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.
"He is an honest international mediator, but there are those who want to take him out of the game in order to give a free hand to those who favor military action. It is already clear," Gatilov said on his Twitter page.
"Annan's decision not to extend his mandate of UN Special Envoy in Syria raises many questions about the future of settlement in this country," he said.
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