Arab League Syria visit delayed

A planned Arab League visit to Syria on Wednesday to convey concerns over a crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule has been delayed, an Arab diplomat said, in a sign of Syrian unease at a toughening of the Arab position. 


An Arab diplomat at the Cairo-based League, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters late on Tuesday the visit by Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby had been delayed but not cancelled. "It will take place when conditions permit," he added without elaborating.


Egypt's state news agency MENA said the delay followed a request from Syria, which gave no explanation and did not fix a new date for the trip (Reuters).



פרסום ראשון: 09.07.11, 07:04