New Syria envoy 'scared of weight of responsibility'


The new international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has given a pessimistic assessment of the task ahead of him.

He told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that he was "scared of the weight of the responsibility" and that the UN was "not doing much".

Mr Brahimi's predecessor, Kofi Annan, stood down in August after six months in the job.

Fighting continues to rage across Syria, increasing the number of fleeing civilians.

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