Monday, August 8, 2011

Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Syria

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Syria for "consultations" and called on the Syrian regime to "stop the machine of death and bloodshed, and fairevaloir reason before it is too late. " "The Saudi kingdom can not possibly accept what is happening in Syria. The event does not lend itself to any justification," said the King, Sunday, Aug.7, saying that "the Syrian government can implement comprehensive reforms and rapid "to bring the country out of the wave of violence that shakes. "Syria has only two choices for the future: to opt voluntarily for wisdom or sinking into chaos and violence," he summarized in a statement to the unusually harsh tone against the Syrian leadership.

"Today, Saudi Arabia faces its historic responsibility towards his brothers to ask them to stop the death machine" and "implement reforms," he said. The statement of King Abdullah intervened two days after an urgent appeal for Gulf monarchies in the Gulf Cooperation Council, to Syria to put an end to the "bloodshed" and to start " serious reforms.

" The secretary general of the Arab League, Nabil Al-Arabi, also asked the Syrian authorities "to immediately cease all acts of violence and security campaigns against civilians." The Pope has launched "an urgent appeal" to "adequately respond to the legitimate aspirations of the citizens" in Syria and "restore as soon as possible peaceful coexistence." In response, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, has defended the military action, saying the state had "an obligation" to act "in response to off-the-law" that accused of "terrorizing the population," according to the official SANA news agency.

He secondly said that Syria "was advancing on the path of reform with a firm step" in an interview with the Lebanese foreign minister, Adnan Mansour, said SANA. Damascus attributed the unrest, since the start of the challenge to "armed terrorist gangs." This rain of criticism against the regime of Bashar al-Assad came after another bloody weekend in the country.

At least fifty-four people were killed in the towns of Deir Ezzor and Hula in the province of Homs, according to a count of Rihaoui Abdel Karim, the head of the Syrian League for Human Rights. Since March 15, at least two thousand people died in Syria, according to several Syrian NGOs based abroad.

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