Arab League gives Syria 24 hrs to avoid sanctions

25.11.2011                      28.Cheschwan. 5772

Arabische Liga:

Arab League gives Syria 24 hrs to avoid sanctions

Decision comes after Damascus uses violence against protesters, even though it said it had accepted peace plan.

The Arab League said on Thursday it was giving Syria 24 hours to sign a deal to accept Arab monitors under a plan to end an eight-month crackdown on protests, or risk sweeping economic sanctions.
The League, which usually shies away from punishing member states, took the decision at a ministerial meeting after Damascus pursued violent measures against protesters, even though it said it had accepted an Arab peace plan this month….