Syria rejects Washington criticism

2012-01-04 18:01

Beirut - Syria on Wednesday rejected as "blatant interference" an accusation from the United States that it was failing to live up to an Arab League accord to end violence against anti-government protests.

"Such a statement is offensive to the Arab League... because it is a blatant interference in the core of its work, the sovereignty of its states and an unjustified attempt to internationalise [the Syria crisis]," foreign ministry spokesperson Jihad Makdesi said in a statement.