By Julian Pecquet - 06/07/12 05:40 PM EDT
Speaking on the Senate floor a few hours later, Armed Services Committee ranking member John McCainJohn McCainFox News bests major networks in convention ratings Meghan McCain: ‘I no longer recognize my party’ Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform MORE (R-Ariz.) said relying on Russia to press Assad out is destined to fail, given that the Kremlin is arming the government and blaming rebels for the violence.
• implementation of all six points of envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan, including a verifiable cease-fire;
• Assad's transfer of power and departure from Syria; and
• the establishment of an interim representative government established through negotiation.