ARAB LEAGUE REACHES NO CONSENSUS ON ENDING SYRIA’S MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSION
CAIRO, Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League (AL), Hossam Zaki, said here that there are no indicators for a possible change in the pan-Arab body’s position on Syria’s membership.
The Arab League had suspended Syria’s membership in November 2011 in response to the Syrian government’s crackdown on protests.
Speaking to reporters at the AL premises in Cairo, Zaki confirmed that so far there are no signs of a change in the AL’s stance on Syria’s membership, asserting that there must be consensus among member states in order to end Damascus’ suspension.
He added that the AL member states have discussed the issue, stressing that discussions did not lead to an agreement.
Since its eruption in March 2011, the Syrian crisis has claimed the lives of about half a million people and displaced and wounded over 14 million others.
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