Saudi Arabia withdraws Syria monitors

Prince Saud al-Faisal says country sending back monitors because Syrian government not compliant with Arab League plan; urges international pressure on Damascus
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Saudi Arabia will withdraw its observers from Arab League extends Syria mission


„We are calling on the international community to bear its responsibility, and that includes our brothers in Islamic states and our friends in Russia, China, Europe and the United States,” Prince Saud said, calling for „all possible pressure” to push Syria to adhere to the Arab peace plan.


Saudi Arabia’s decision came a week after the


Qatar, which once had close relations with Damascus, has been a harsh critic of the 10-month crackdown by President  regime. The wealthy and influential Gulf state withdrew its ambassador to Syria in the summer to protest the killings.



Earlier on Sunday, the

The decision was made during a meeting by Arab foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital, where they decided to add more members to the mission and provide them with more resources.