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Syria protocol 'not being implemented'

2012-01-07 10:04

Cairo - Syria is not implementing a deal with the Arab League aimed at halting violence in the country, the prime minister of Qatar said on Friday, adding that Arab League monitors could not stay there to "waste time".

The Syrian army, required to pull of Syrian cities according to the deal, had not withdrawn, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said. He added there had been no end to killing during the 10 days spent in Syria by the Arab monitors.

"With great regret, the news is not good," Sheikh Hamad told Al Jazeera television.

An Arab League committee is due on Sunday to discuss an initial report by the Arab observers who are checking Syria's compliance with the plan to halt President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on nearly 10 months of unrest.

"We will listen to the report of the mission and then the Arab committee which will decide what we will do," Sheikh Hamad said. "We cannot be there to waste time while the killing is continuing," he added.

The monitors began work on the streets on December 26 to try to verify whether the government was keeping its promise to pull troops and tanks out of cities and free thousands of detainees.

Sheikh Hamad said the observers had been sent after Syria had signed the protocol to monitor implementation. "Unfortunately, nothing has been implemented," he said.

Comments
  • Brian - 2012-01-07 23:50

    You could not make it up if you tried , Members of the Arab Leauge , which is made up of countries in which the majority are corrupt, evil despotic regimes that dont even know the meaning of Democracy, Human Rights, etc. Take that great bastion of Democracy , Sudia Aribia, which probally is the most despotic regime on the face of the planet, were the very mention of such lofty ideals by anyone , man women or child , is a virtual death sentence. Upwards of 30 thousand political prisoners remain in jail (without any trials) for daring to ask for human rights, democrsacy, women rights , and a fair share of the countrys vast oil wealth, etc etc. The despotic evil rulers of Sudia Aribia, run the country as if it was their private property, they rule with a iron fist , and death , imprisoment , or simple diapperance are the order of the day if you challange their despotic rule. In fact they are planning to impleament a new law, were to challange their despotic rule , by peacefull protest etc , will be treated as a act of terrorisim. Yet they have the cheek along with several other despotic regimes, prompted by their Zionist masters , are at the forefront of telling Syria how to act in the face of a American Zionist conspircy to bring about regime change by CIA/Mossad backed terrorist. American Zionist dont seem to concerned about human rights etc in Sudia, in fact they could not care less , as just recently they sold over $20 billion of Arms to the rouge despotic regime.

      Jaba - 2012-01-08 00:45

      Graziella would like to suck you off Brian... so plz send her a msg on fb so you could both get your frustration out...

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