Organization of Islamic Cooperation suspends Syria

By REUTERS
August 16, 2012 04:53

 
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MECCA - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) suspended Syria's membership early on Thursday at a summit of Muslim leaders in Mecca citing President Bashar Assad's violent suppression of the revolt, it said in a closing statement.

"The conference decides to suspend the Syrian Arab Republic membership in the OIC and all its subsidiary organs, specialized and affiliated institutions," the closing statement said.

The move had been approved on Monday at a preliminary meeting of OIC foreign ministers and was agreed on the summit's second night of meeting despite opposition by Iran.

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