Diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi speaks with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (not pictured) during a joint news conference in Khartoum May 27, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Exclusive: Brahimi seen replacing Annan as Syria envoy - diplomats
Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2012 05:37PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to be named to replace Kofi Annan as the U.N.-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria barring a last-minute change, diplomats said on Thursday.
The diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said an announcement could come as early as next week but they also warned that there are sometimes last-minute changes if a key government has concerns or the candidate himself has misgivings.
(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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