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Syria condemns US statement as flagrant intervention

01-05-2012 08:09 BJT

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The Syrian foreign ministry says it deplores a US statement on the Arab League observer mission, which says the Syrian regime hasn't lived up to the full spectrum of commitments it made to the Arab League and that the violence hasn't stopped.

In an official statement released on Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi accused the US of flagrant intervention, saying the remarks constitute an attempt to unwarrantably internationalize the Syrian crisis.

An image from a video on YouTube shows anti-regime Syrians protesting in Kfarrouma
village in the flashpoint province of Idlib, on January 3.

Observers are currently visiting central Homs, northern Idlib, and southern Daraa. But their presence has aroused controversy inside and outside of Syria.

Protesters accuse the observers of being biased towards the regime, and the Syrian government of playing cat and mouse, moving troops out of areas being monitored only to return when they’ve left.

Outside of Syria, an independent advisory body to the Arab League called over the weekend for the mission’s withdrawal, accusing them of doing more harm than good.

The Arab League chief responded on Monday, saying he remained optimistic. The organization has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the observers’ first report on Saturday.

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube shows an Arab League observer
(C) filming footage as a delegation visits Dael in the southern Syrian province of

Arab League observers speak to each other in Idlib December 30, 2011.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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