Syria's foreign minister has come out and stated that Assad will be around at least till Elections are held in 2014. Pretty much assuring the world that no peace talks will happen before then. Assad has said at times he will not sit down at face to face talks with the Rebels. Now this doesn't mean that low ranking officials wouldn't sit down and talk, but Assad won't.
At the same time Britain has sent a letter to the U.N. detailing chemical use by the Assad government during the months of March and April. Ladies and gentlemen it just keeps getting deeper and deeper in Bullshit.