Syria calls for urgent Arab summit
Syria on Sunday called for holding an Arab emergency summit to discuss the crisis, following the Arab League's decision to suspend its membership. Syria has also welcomed a possible visit by tan Arab delegation to oversee the implementation of Damascus's obligations to end the crisis.
Damascus has strongly criticized the Arab League's resolution, saying it could affect its national security and damage the joint Arab action. Quoted by the official Syrian news agency SANA, an official source official said the Syrian leadership proposed an urgent call for holding an emergency Arab summit to tackle the Syrian crisis and look into its negative repercussions on the Arab situation.
"The (Syrian) leadership also suggested that the Arab League (AL) Ministerial Committee is welcomed to come to Syria before November 16, accompanied by whoever it finds suitable of civil and military observers and experts from the Committee's member countries and of Arab media with the aim of directly inspecting what is taking place on the ground and supervising the implementation of the Arab Initiative in cooperation with the Syrian government and the authorities concerned," the source added.
Meanwhile, millions of Syrians took to the streets on Sunday to express their rejection for the Arab League's decision. In Damascus, huge masses flocked to Sabaa Bahrat and Umayyad Squares. Hundreds of thousands in Tartous also gathered at the Marine Corniche.