Arab League meeting to enforce Syria suspension
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Foreign ministers from the 22-member Arab League are expected to formalize their weekend decision to suspend Syria for refusing to end its bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters.
Arab League foreign ministers gathering Wednesday in Morocco will make official the suspension, which the league voted over the weekend to enforce unless Syria immediately halted its crackdown.
Violence has continued unabated since Syria agreed on Nov. 2 to an Arab-brokered peace deal that called for the regime to halt violence against protesters, pull tanks and armored vehicles out of cities, release political prisoners and allow journalists and rights groups into the country.