Lebanon backs Syria in rejecting statement

2011-08-31 13:15

kalahari.com

Beirut - Lebanon on Wednesday backed Syria in rejecting an Arab League statement demanding an end to the bloodshed in the country.

"Lebanon stands by brotherly Syria and its stance is clear in this regard," Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour told the Hezbollah-run al Nour radio station.

Foreign ministers from the 22-member Arab League last week issued a statement calling for an "end to the spilling of blood and for Syria to follow the way of reason before it is too late".

The organisation also announced a peace initiative aimed at resolving the crisis in Syria where more than 2 000 people have been killed in anti-government protests.

Syria ‘in violation of Arab League charter’

Mansour noted that Syria made the right decision by rejecting the meeting's closing statement, adding that "a consensus had been reached by the conferees not to issue a statement at the end of the meeting but some attending the meeting, breached it and issued it".

"Such a stand by some of the Arab League's foreign ministers prompted the Syrian delegation to send a diplomatic note to the Arab League's general secretariat in which it noted that the released statement did not reflect the meeting's final agreement," he said.

An Arab diplomat based in Beirut told the German Press Agency dpa that "Syria in its diplomatic note to the organisation's secretariat, said the statement by the Arab foreign ministers amounted to a clear violation ... of the principles of the Arab League charter and of the foundations of joint Arab action".

He added that Syria described the statement in its letter as "unacceptable".

The diplomat said Arab League Secretary General Nabil al Arabi was still awaiting an invitation from Syria to travel there, but there has been no response from the government.

This, he said, "proves that a conflict between Syria and the Arab League is looming".
- SAPA

Read more on:    arab league  |  lebanon  |  syria  |  uprisings

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Wednesday Cape Town - 16:35 PM
    Road name: M3 Southbound
    DELAYS between Hospital Bend and the Rhodes Avenue exit
  • Wednesday Langa - 16:33 PM
    Road name: N7 Vanguard Drive Southbound
    DELAYS towards the N2 Highway
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Huawei B683 21Mbps 3G Wireless Router

Huawei B683 21Mbps 3G Wireless Router The B683 wireless gateway (hereinafter...

From R1799.99

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The ingredients for today are communicating your original ideas in a creative and unique way that can make the right people look...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.