"If everyone respects it, I think by six in the morning on Thursday we shall see improved conditions on the ground."
- KOFI ANNANU.N. and Arab League envoy, who remains optimistic about the assurances from Syria that it will respect the planned ceasefire with the country's rebel forces
"[Al-Qaeda wants to] derail the Arab summit, and keep Iraq feeling the effects of violence and destruction."
- OSAMA AL-NUJAFIIraqi parliament speaker, on the spate of attacks across Iraq Tuesday, killing at least 46 people just days before Baghdad is to host the Arab League summit; the attacks also mark the ninth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the country
"The Syrian Arab Republic categorically rejects the decisions of the Arab League, which reflects the hysteria of these governments."
- YUSUF AHMEDSyrian envoy, dismissing the coalition's resolution for a joint peacekeeping mission with the U.N.; violence continues to escalate as the conflict enters its eleventh month
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