US hails IOC decision to suspend Syria's membership

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 16, 2012 08:49

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The United States on Thursday commended the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for suspending Syria's membership, saying the move sent a "strong message" to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

"Today's action underscores the Assad regime's increasing international isolation and the widespread support for the Syrian people and their struggle for a democratic state that represents their aspirations and respects their human rights," US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

According to Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, the closing statement at the OIC conference in Mecca also defined the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as "the central issue of the Islamic nation." It stressed the need to lift the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, as well as the importance of Palestinian reconciliation efforts.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
No indication Turkey considering IMF financial assistance

By REUTERS