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Faisal Mekdad
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Anti-Assad rally in Idlib
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Syria signs deal to let in Arab monitors

Syrian deputy FM signs protocol at Arab League HQ in Cairo after stalling for weeks

Syria signed a protocol on Monday to allow in monitors, part of an Arab peace plan that aims to end a nine-month crackdown on protests against President Bashar Assad's rule.


Syria's Foreign Minister announced the signing of the deal. Speaking in Damascus. Walid al-Moallem says the agreement was signed "a while ago" in Cairo. He says the deal was signed after the Arab League accepted amendments demanded by Syria.


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A Reuters witness saw Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad sign the protocol at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo and a League diplomat confirmed it had been inked.


Syria has stalled for weeks over signing the protocol on monitors, although it had agreed to other parts of the plan. The League suspended Syria from the pan-Arab body and announced sanctions against Damascus.




פרסום ראשון: 12.19.11, 13:25
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