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May 11, 2013 10:00 am

Arab States Press Obama to Lead on Syria

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A Syrian refugee camp on the Turkish border for displaced people of the Syrian civil war. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

WSJ – WASHINGTON—The U.S.’s closest Arab allies are jointly pressing President Barack Obama to take the lead in bridging the Middle East’s divisions over Syria, traveling to Washington to personally drive home their fears that some of the region’s other leaders are strengthening radicals and prolonging President Bashar al-Assad’s rule.

The coordinated message was delivered to Mr. Obama during separate White House meetings in recent weeks with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, the United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, according to senior U.S. and Arab officials familiar with the discussions.

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    One more time Arabs are unable to solve their problems on their own. They ask for help one day and the next day complain against foreign interference in their business. This is what happens with a decadent civilization on the verge of collapse.

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