Lakhdar Brahimi, joint special representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, answers media questions after consultations at U.N. headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Photo by: Richard Drew

Lakhdar Brahimi, joint special representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, answers media questions after consultations at U.N. headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)