FM: Libya scenario not to repeat in Syria
Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said "The Arab League (AL) decision on suspending Syria's membership and the other provisions it has included constitute a very dangerous step on the present and future of the joint Arab action and on the goals and role of the AL."
Speaking at a press conference held in Damascus on Monday, al-Moallem added "After Syria agreed on the Arab initiative, an unprecedented media escalation started and the armed operations were accelerated on the ground…The US statements constituted a provocation for the foreign interference in Syria without any response from the Arab League,"
Al-Moallem conveyed: "The AL decision shouldn't have been taken in respect to the events taking place on the ground…Syria proposed holding an emergency summit to address the current crisis and its repercussions and it welcomed the visit of the committee…Syria is currently passing through a crisis and it pays the price for its firm stances and honest Arabism "
"We are determined to carry out the Arab work plan as it comes in line with the plan of the Syrian leadership on stopping the violence…The Arab work plan must be accompanied by monitoring the borders by the neighboring countries to prevent weapons smuggling and to stop financing the armed terrorist groups," he added.
Syria's top diplomat stressed that the Libyan scenario would not repeat in Syria and there isn't any justification to be repeated.