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Iraq rejects Arab League call for Syrian president to resign
Iraq has rejected a recent Arab League call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign, describing it as interference in the country’s internal affairs.

 

Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister Labid Abbawi said on Monday that the bloc must try other ways to secure a peaceful transition of authority in Syria instead of urging the rapid resignation of Assad. ”This call is not appropriate at this time because it is interfering in the sovereignty of another country,” Abbawi told AFP, adding that “There are other means to secure a peaceful transition of authority.” (AFP)