Gulf states to quit Arab League mission in Syria

25.01.2012                      01.Schwat. 5772                       Rosch Chodesch

Syrien-Beobachter:

Gulf states to quit Arab League mission in Syria

Six-nation bloc to pull its monitors out of Syria, after embattled Assad regime rejected a proposal by the Arab League for new presidential and parliamentary elections.

The Gulf Cooperation Council plans to pull its monitors from Syria, an official said Tuesday, after President Bashar Assad's regime rejected an Arab-brokered plan to end the country's bloodshed.
The official said a statement is planned outlining the decision by the six-nation bloc, which follows a move by Gulf power Saudi Arabia to remove its 13 monitors.
The Gulf exit could expand rifts within Arab states about how hard to push Assad, whose forces have waged relentless attacks against opposition groups and mutinous security forces for 10 months. The U.N. estimates 5,400 people have died in the violence….