AMEC Executive Director Na'eem Jeenah was interviewed by national South African radio station SAfm for the PMLive show on 15 March 2012. Jeenah was asked about the situation in Syria one year after the uprisings in that country began. He said unless there would be a political solution proposed that would be acceptable to both the regime and the opposition, there seems to be no end in sight to the crisis. He commented that the Kofi Annan mission seems doome to failure, having been rejected by both the Syrian regime and the opposition Syrian National Council. Asked who a possible mediator could be, Jeenah responded that the Arab League, United States, European Union, Russia, China and the United Nations were in some way or another 'tainted' and a possible acceptable mediator might be the IBSA group - India, Brazil and South Africa.