Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign affairs minister who was named Friday as the new U.N. envoy for Syria, gives an interview to the Associated Press in Paris on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Photo by: Jacques Brinon

Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign affairs minister who was named Friday as the new U.N. envoy for Syria, gives an interview to the Associated Press in Paris on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)