Int'l Islamic group welcomes Arab League plan on Syria

By REUTERS
January 23, 2012 18:38

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation welcomed on Monday the Arab League plan that would see a power transfer in Syria, Egyptian daily Al Ahram's news portal reported, after Syria rejected the Arab initiative as meddling.

The organization - a federation of 57 members states with majority or sizable Muslim populations - urged the government in Damascus and opposition groups to work together to implement the Arab initiative in order achieve "security and stability and a united Syria, and to stop the bloodshed," according to the report.

Despite wide support in the Arab and Muslim world of the initiative, Damascus rejected the plan, calling it a "flagrant violation."


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