UN chief: Assad has no real plan to end suffering

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's rejection of the most important elements in an international roadmap to end the country's civil war means Assad has no real plan to end Syrians' "terrible suffering."


Assad dismissed any chance of dialogue with the armed opposition in a speech Sunday and called on Syrians to fight what he called "murderous criminals" responsible for the violence that the UN says has killed over 60,000 people. (AP)