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January 28, 2012 12:32 pm

Arab League Stops its Syria Mission as UN Pressure Heats Up

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WSJ – The Arab League said it would suspend its monitoring mission in Syria due to the increase in violence, a move set to intensify Arab and Western nations’ push for a United Nations Security Council resolution to halt President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown.

The Arab League, which last week called for President Assad to relinquish power to a vice president pending national elections, said in a statement on Saturday that it would immediately suspend the work of its observers mission after Arab foreign ministers decided that the observers were unable to do their work amid escalating violence.

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