As an advance team of six observers are in Syria to supervise the ceasefire, Washington holds the view that Assad does not keep its promises.

UN observers are in Syria
Posted 17.04.2012 08:27:58 UTC
Updated 17.04.2012 08:27:58 UTC

The US ambassador to the United Nations said continued violence could jeopardize plans to extend the mission.

Stating that forces loyal to Assad continued to bomb the town of Homs, Rice said that this is openly the violation of Annan's plan and it is unacceptable.

Rice said the continuation of violence would call into question the wisdom and the viability of sending in the whole monitoring presence.