is is apparently a cease fire. The so-called cessation of hostilities in Syria now existing in name only.>> None of us, no one can be remotely satisfied with the situation in Syria. It's deeply disturbing. And we are all concerned about the levels of violence that broke out in recent days challenging the cessation.
>> Meeting in Vienna, world powers were trying to revive the peace process, but couldn't even agree when to meet next. The opposition is also refusing to come back to negotiations until there is a full cease fire. But with Russia still supporting government forces in what they say is a fight against terrorists, compromise is proving increasingly difficult, the future of President Bashar al-Assad the main sticking point.
>> There is leverage in the fact that this war will not end for him or for his people without a political settlement.>> There is some hope for Syria's beleaguered people. World powers agreeing to start aid drops from next month if humanitarian access is still denied. The original aim was to have transitional authority in place by August and elections 18 months later, but on this evidence it will take a lot longer than that.