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Syria calls emergency meeting of Arab League

Syria calls emergency meeting of Arab League

November 24, 2011 - Syria has called for an urgent summit of Arab Organization heads of state to explain unrest in the country, a day after the regional bloc intimidated to suspend its member if it did not stop its deadly months-long clampdown on anti-government protests.

The objective of the made a proposal summit would be to explain the unrest's "unfavorable repercussions on the Arab circumstances", reported Syrian state tv on Sunday.

The Arab Organization on Sunday gave Syria a three-day timeline to end its suppression or face sanctions. If Syria failed to conform, the local bloc expressed the suspension might take consequence on November 16.

The move, while brief of a complete suspension, was the highest action that the Arab League has certainly taken to tame the violence since protests from Syrian Us president Bashar al-Assad's guideline emerged in mid-March. Nabil Elaraby, the bloc's secretary-general, declared on Sunday that it might fulfill by having representatives of Syrian parties resisted to Assad on Tuesday, but expressed it was also very soon for the Cairo-based body to think about recognizing the Syrian opposition as the genuine authority of the country.

"Acceptance of them as an authorities? Possibly it is a bit premature to talk about that," he stated. Obstructiveness sources, on the other hand, advised Al Jazeera that protection forces killed a minimum of 26 individuals at various demonstrations across the country.

The violence supposedly took place in Damascus, the capital, in the towns of Hama and Homs and in the southern and eastern provinces of Deraa as well as Deir Az Zour.

At the official degree, Syria denounced the Arab Organization's choice as "illegal and an offense of the organization's charter".

Yussef Ahmad, Syria's envoy to the Arab League, insisted his country had certainly already completed an Arab sympathy deal that it up until recently acknowledged to, as well as indicted the US of buying the suspension.


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