Sunday, December 18, 2011

Arabs threaten to take Syria to UN - 18th Dec 2011

Arab League irked as Assad flouts demands to allow observers in Syria, stop brutal crackdown on protesters. Qatar says will bring matter before UN Security Council.

The Arab League is threatening to take Syria to the United Nations for procrastinating over its deadly crackdown on dissent, as an Iraqi mediator reported "positive" talks aimed at defusing the crisis.

In Doha, Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani accused Damascus of "procrastination" over an Arab League proposal to send an observer mission to Syria.

The ministers met in Doha a day after Russia proposed a surprise draft resolution to the council.

He spoke after an Arab ministerial committee proposed taking the Arab League plan to end the nine-month-long crisis in Syria to the UN Security Council. Read More