How do they plan to accomplish this? According to the plan, Parliament would convene for an extraordinary meeting and call for an international conference to be attended by the members of the UN Security Council, the Arab Union, the EU, Iran, Turkey, the Syrian government and representatives of Syrian opposition groups. This comprehensive conference should help the Syrian government and opposition reach an agreement focused on the country’s unity and solidarity. After an agreement is reached, a cease-fire should be declared, jailed members of the opposition should be released and work towards a new Syrian constitution should begin. At first view, this looks like a constructive roadmap for a solution, and I wish it could be implemented. However, in today’s circumstances, this seems rather utopian. Most of these suggestions were included in the Annan plan, and it is clear why that plan failed: There is no way to get the Syrian government and the opposition to sit at the same table.