Western and Arab foreign ministers arrive in Switzerland to try to reach an agreement on how to end 16 months of violence in Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT -- NO REPORTER NARRATION) Foreign ministers from Western powers and Arab countries are attending a meeting convened by international mediator Kofi Annan in Geneva to try and forge a common strategy to end the 16 month-old conflict in Syria, but differences over the fate of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad may thwart them. British Foreign Minister William Hague urged Russia and China to agree with Western powers on a political transition plan for Syria, but said the talks would be very difficult. Western powers and Syria's opposition say Assad should not be a part of any future government while Russia and China say there should be no such condition imposed on Syria from outside the country.