The article below is ambiguous, typically.
Syria Agrees to April 10 Pullback, U.N. Says
Interesting choice of wording "Pullback"
Bashar Ja'affri, the Syrian ambassador to the U.N., said the April 10 deadline was reached through a "common accord" with the team of Mr. Annan, the joint U.N.-Arab League special envoy to Syria.
"We are committed to implementing the six-point plan," Mr. Ja'affri said. A Western diplomat said Mr. Annan had sought an April 7 deadline but settled for the later date. Mr. Annan's plan doesn't call for Mr. Assad to step aside
So Koffi gave Syria three more days to rid itself of the rebels. Interesting?
Kofi Annan's diplomatic team is asking opposition forces to also withdraw from towns and cities 48 hours after the Syrian government withdrawal is complete.
The so called opposition forces have to withdraw also. That is not going to happen.
" A U.N. peacekeeping team will join his staff in Syria this week to prepare for a monitoring mission that would police a ceasefire. A Western diplomat said last week that the team would consist of about 250 unarmed U.N. observers, pulled from neighboring peacekeeping missions"
Ms. Rice said all members of the Security Council expressed full support for implementing Mr. Annan's plan, but didn't say whether imposing a deadline enjoyed similar unanimous backing.
Because the deadline did not have unanimous backing........ Russia rejects Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan deadline
"Ultimatums and artificial deadlines rarely help matters," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while on a visit to Armenia.Lavrov added that only the United Nations Security Council – on which Russia wields veto power – could put any time restrictions on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's compliance with Annan's peace plan.
"Annan has a Security Council mandate and it is up to the UN Security Council to decide who is complying with this plan and how," he said.
At the "Friends of Syria" meeting in Istanbul over the weekend Western and Arab nations agreed to ask the UN to set a deadline for Assad to comply with Annan's Syria peace plan.
A meeting not attended by Russia, China, anyone actually from the Syrian Government and no one from Cyprus...
Sorry, one last thing I almost forgot to mention.... at then end of the Wall Street Journal article
In a show of support to Mr. Assad's embattled government, Russia said Monday it was sending a navy destroyer to the Syrian port of Tartus, according to the Interfax news agency.The destroyer will dock in Tartus in the coming days where it will conduct planned naval exercises, a previously scheduled trip. Russia leases the port from Syria, its only power base in the Mediterranean Sea.