Minggu, 04 Desember 2011

24h Arab League give time to Syria

Syria has been given a deadline by the Arab League to accept international observers in the country or face sanctions.

Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, said Saturday that the league had given the regime of Bashar al-Assad to 24 hours to sign the initiative. "If you want to come [and sign] as possible tomorrow," he said after a meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Arab League in Doha.

He told Al-Jazeera: "If the signature is not the case tomorrow, and I doubt they will ... if the signature does not happen quickly, so that sanctions will be approved at the Arab force. "

The Arab League Sanctions Committee confirms the assets of 19 senior Syrian Assad and his cronies freeze and prohibit them from entering other Arab countries. The number of flights to Syria would be halved. Thani, has warned that additional measures may be imposed if Syria does not stop the repression against the demonstrators.

The Arab League decided to sanction a week ago after missing an earlier deadline for Syria to control the country, amid a growing number of deaths. The head of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said this week that the death toll from the crackdown on demonstrators during the first nine months of the rebellion had received "much more" in 4000 and included 307 children. The Human Rights Council, a special investigator for Syria.

Despite the efforts of the Arab League, the slaughter continued unabated. The local coordinating committees, reporting of the protests, said 22 people, including two children, were killed Saturday. They said 848 people were killed in November alone, 59 children, making it the deadliest month since the revolt began. Restrictions on access to foreign media, it is difficult to move independently for activists relations. "

The Syrian government says is backed by foreign "terrorist group" is trying to fight against the civil war around 1100 soldiers and police officers killed in March to create. He stressed the emergence of the Syrian army fleeing Free (FSA), which launches attacks against the regular army, as evidence that faces an armed insurrection. The opposition group, the Syrian National Council, invited the FSA to only use force to defend the demonstrators.

Syria says sanctions by the Arab League, which amounts to economic warfare and accuses the league of "internationalization" of the crisis. Last week, Turkey, which was until recently a close ally of the Assad regime has increased the pressure on the president by the freezing of financial assets and cut the strategic ties with Damascus. China and Russia against sanctions against Syria, and in October, Western attempts to oppose a UN resolution condemning the Security Council adopted the government Assad.

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