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Arab League freezes Syria mission

2012-01-28 15:35

Cairo - The Arab League's monitoring mission to Syria has been frozen given the escalation of violence in the country, a source at the Arab League told Reuters on Saturday.

The mission would remain in Syria, the source said, but would temporarily freeze its work.

The source gave no further details, but said a statement would be issued by the Arab League later on Saturday regarding the decision.

The head of the monitoring mission, Ambassador Adnan al-Khodeir, did not say whether a final decision had been taken regarding freezing the mission, but told Reuters that the general secretariat of the league would take all the necessary procedures to protect the safety of its monitors in Syria.

Comments
  • John - 2012-01-28 15:59

    Europe is not listening. Long words of socialism are clogging up brain cells, no spark. Has Europe listed Syrian government assets and frozen them? No. Has Europe listed of Syrian officials, families and connections, and expelled them? No. Has Europe listed the belongings of those officials, families and connections, and confiscated them? No. Has Europe called for the removal of Turkey from Cyprus? No. Has Europe called for the removal of Turkey from Constantinople? No. Has Europe made null the benefits of extra wives and extra wives' children? No. Has Europe charged extra wives and extra wives's children for their extra social benefits costs? No. Europe is not listening.

      joeballito - 2012-01-28 16:27

      I said it before and I will say it again (if n24 does not delete my post)The arabs has been fighting everyone and each other for 2000 years...ad nauseum,they will never reach any settlement in any country.Look at "liberated "libya, Egypt.Syria,what a joke.90% of Arabs have no credibility when negotiations are crucial.My sympathy is waning for the arabs.Civil war is the forecast in ghadafhi's mess.And syria.and egypt.and probably the pakkies as well.Lets not forget....all other arab countries including The Evil iran.

  • joeballito - 2012-01-28 16:35

    Correction, not all but most arab countries......

  • Anthony - 2012-01-28 18:23

    It is a disgrace that the Arab League, or Europe, (who certainly got the means to do so), have not send in ,Special Forces, to take out this criminal assad family, if necersarily, on the back of a bakkie. How any decent soceity can allow THUGS to mow down 50 oposition members A DAY, month after month, is beyond believe. And if countries, like Russia, believe it is more important to protect their investments, than innocent Syrians , than TO HELL WITH THEM !!!!!!

      Barry - 2012-01-28 20:08

      Oh dear. We got Anthony preaching. He wants the terrorist West to invade Syria. So Anthony, there is no viable OIL in Syria to steal. They, the stealing West will not invade. Lets hope the INTERNAL revolution takes its course and its successful with support from the Arab League. This leader needs to go. Do you agree ?

      Anthony - 2012-01-28 20:36

      @Barry, I never mentioned, "invade Syria" , Just take this THUG out, thats all!! This Libyan "oil story" is now getting so stale!!! The USA gets no oil from Libya, Europe gets some, but the majority goes to China. But, whomever, they have to pay for it. Stop treating the Libyans as if they are a bunch of retarded children, who give away their natural recourses. WHY WOULD THEY ??? One of the reasons, Nato as yet, did not get involved in Syria, is that the Syrian oposition asked NATO , NOT to get involved. The oposition in Libya DID ask Nato to get involved , after their TYRANT, started to mow them down. There have now over 5000 ( FIVE THOUSAND ) Syrians been killed. It is now aparent, that this carnage will only stop, once this assad gets out of Damascus. Who cares, if this is done through a resolution, or that he catches a lift on the back of a bakkie !!!!!

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