"One feels sympathy for U.S. President Barack Obama. Whatever he does in Syria, he is doomed. Had he intervened a year ago, as many pundits demanded, he might presently be in the midst of a quagmire..."
"We did not reach an agreement and it is obvious that there is no will to hold the referendum, because, I think it is clear to everyone how the people and the citizens would declare themselves..."
Joint report to the European Parliament and the Council, submitted by the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.