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U.S., Qatar agree on need to maintain stability in Mideast

01-12-2012 09:39 BJT

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Top U.S. and Qatari officials on Wednesday agreed on the need to maintain stability in the Middle East region.

In meeting with Qatar's Prime Minster and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani at the White House, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon discussed a broad range of bilateral and regional issues.

In particular, they condemned the ongoing violence in Syria and noted the significance of the Arab League observer mission's final report due on Jan. 19, the White House said.

Earlier the day, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after having talks with the prime minister that the mission, which started on Dec. 26, should not continue "indefinitely," and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government cannot be permitted to "have impunity."

Violence continues in Syria despite the presence of monitors, with some of them being targeted as well.

Syria was plunged into turmoil in mid March when anti-government protests broke out.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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