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Syria Accepts U.N. Peace Plan

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International envoy Kofi Annan said Tuesday that Syria has accepted a U.N. ceasefire proposal, but that much remains to be done to implement the plan. “I indicated that I had received a response from the Syrian government and will be making it public today, which is positive, and we hope to work with them to translate it into action,” Annan told reporters in Beijing, where he was meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Chinese cooperation has been considered critical to negotiating peace in Syria. Meanwhile, Syrian forces pushed into Lebanon and clashed with rebels there.