GCC States to Pull Observers from Syria, Call for U.N. Pressure

| 25.01,12. 01:43 AM |

 

GCC States to Pull Observers from Syria, Call for U.N. Pressure

 


Gulf Arab states have decided to pull their observers sent to Syria as part of an Arab League mission out of the restive country, they announced in a joint official statement on Tuesday.

"Gulf Cooperation Council states have decided to follow Saudi Arabia's decision to pull out its observers from the Arab League mission in Syria," the GCC statement said.

The six GCC states also urged "members of the U.N. Security Council ... to take all needed measures at the Security Council to press Syria to implement the Arab League decisions and the Arab initiative on Syria.”

Saudi Arabia, the largest GCC member, decided on Sunday to pull its observers from a widely criticized Arab League mission to Syria. Other GCC members include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said Riyadh "is withdrawing from the mission because the Syrian government has not respected any of the clauses" in the Arab plan aimed at ending the crisis.

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