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Annan: Syria response 'shameful'

14 September 2012 Last updated at 07:11 BST

The former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has described the international community's failure to find a solution to the the conflict in Syria as "shameful".

His words came as his replacement, Lakhdar Brahimi, made his first visit to the war-torn country. Later he will be meeting both President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition groups.