Envoy to Syria: Nation will fall if war goes on

Without solution, world security, 100,000 lives threatened, he says

Posted: December 31, 2012 at 12:21 a.m.

United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (left) shakes hands with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby after a joint news conference Sunday at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

The international envoy seeking to end Syria’s civil war warned Sunday that the failure of the government and the rebels to pursue a political solution could lead to the “full collapse of the Syrian state” and threaten the world’s security.

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