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OIC may suspend Syria despite Iran's opposition

08-16-2012 04:33 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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Leaders of Muslim countries are expected to vote at a summit in Mecca to suspend Syria’s membership of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

The decision by the 57-member organisation, which requires a two-thirds majority, will expose the divisions within the Islamic world over how to end the Syrian crisis. Syria’s mainly Sunni Muslim rebels are backed by Sunni-ruled Arab states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as well as Turkey, which is calling for Syria’s suspension.

However, Shi’ites-dominated Iran supports Assad and has voiced strong objection to the suspension. A Syrian official says even if the proposal is approved, it would not affect Syria in terms of the economic, political and military situations.


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