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Syria violence: Kofi Annan 'optimistic' after talks

12 March 2012 Last updated at 06:41 GMT

UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan has said he is optimistic following two days of talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Mr Annan said he had handed over "concrete proposals" to end the bloodshed, but acknowledged no deal was yet in place.

Meanwhile, on Monday British Foreign Secretary William Hague will chair a UN Security Council meeting which is expected to focus on the continuing violence.

Wendy Urquhart reports.