Lakhdar Brahimi, the new international mediator for Syria's conflict, said searching for a solution was like "standing in front of a brick wall."
Diplomatic attempts to end the Syrian conflict are "nearly impossible" and not enough is being done to end the fighting, the new United Nations and Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said in a BBC interview broadcast on Monday.
"I know how difficult it is – how nearly impossible. I can't say impossible – nearly impossible," Mr. Brahimi, an Algerian diplomat, told the BBC. "And we are not doing much. That in itself is a terrible weight."
Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan as the United Nations and Arab League joint special representative on Syria at the end of August. Annan stepped down after blaming "finger-pointing and name-calling" at the UN Security Council for hampering efforts to find a breakthrough in the conflict.