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Arabs seek joint UN-Arab force for Syria

2012-02-12 20:18

Cairo - The Arab League called on Sunday for the UN Security Council to send a joint UN-Arab peacekeeping mission to Syria and decided to scrap its own monitoring team, according to a resolution approved by ministers and obtained by Reuters.

The resolution called for "opening communication channels with the Syrian opposition and providing all forms of political and material support to it", according to the final resolution drawn up at a meeting in Cairo. It also urged the Syrian opposition to unite.

The resolution said violence against civilians in Syria had violated international law and "perpetrators deserve punishment".

The resolution reaffirmed a call for Arabs to impose economic sanctions on Syria and decided on ending diplomatic co-operation with Damascus.

Comments
  • Glyn - 2012-02-12 20:35

    Time the Arabs did their own dirty-work!

  • Fidel - 2012-02-12 20:41

    "The Arab League called on Sunday for the UN Security Council to send a joint UN-Arab peacekeeping mission to Syria". "The resolution called for "opening communication channels with the Syrian opposition and providing all forms of political and material support to it". Speaking with a forked tongue once again. You want the cover of the UN to send your armies into Syria and effect regime change. Hope you are prepared to live with the consequences.

      Fred - 2012-02-14 20:30

      EVERY message you post is exactly the opposite of the right perspective! It's amazing. How do you get through a day with such a wrong view of things?

      Fred - 2012-02-14 20:32

      I recommend going in the opposite direction of your first perspective. I wound expect great success for you, were you to do this.

      Anthony - 2012-02-15 03:52

      For more than 30 years the oppostion wanted to talk , but these assad THUGS, were not interested. Now the time for talking is over !!! And it is not for us on this site, to decide if we are prepared to live with the concequences. That is up to the Syrian people. and the answer is a resounding: YES The Syrians are not stupid !! At the moment its only one thing that unites the opposition; To get rid of the assad TYRANNY!!!!! They know it going to be a long tough road ahead, but they are willing to so.

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