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Arab states plan to cut commercial ties with Syria

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posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Arab states plan to cut commercial ties with Syria


CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab states plan to cut commercial ties with President Bashar al-Assad's government and freeze its assets in response to violence in Syria, where activists said 42 civilians and soldiers died on Saturday.

The sanctions, which would plunge Syria deeper into economic crisis and regional isolation, were drawn up by an Arab League economic committee in Cairo on Saturday and need to be ratified by foreign ministers meeting on Sunday before coming into force.

They would also include a travel ban on senior Syrian officials and a halt to commercial flights to the country, according to an Arab League document seen by Reuters.

Dealings with Syria's central bank would be halted, it said, but basic essentials needed by the Syrian people would be exempted from sanctions.

The move follows Syria's failure to let monitors into the country, part of a broader Arab League initiative aimed at ending Assad's eight-month crackdown on protests in which the United Nations says 3,500 people have been killed.

Despite Syria's pledge to withdraw its army from cities and let in monitors, the violence has continued, prompting unusually tough reprisals from the Cairo-based League, stinging rebukes from Turkey and French calls for humanitarian intervention.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Well we were waiting for the Arab Leagues response to Syrias lack of response, and we finally got their answer. With cutting off of all economic ties, how long do we think the Syrian government will last?

Any possibility of RUssia or China stepping in to brace the Syrian economy? Do we think Russia and China will intefere with the Arab Leagues decisions?

this brings up the other question regardin IRan. Iran has refused to go along with Arab League decisions against Syria. If Iran ignores the Arab League, could they be next on the Arab league list for violating the terms set forth for Syria?

Thoughts?
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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 12:08 AM
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with markets failing worldwide and NATO issuing sanctions out like x-mas cards I dont see anything diplomatic happening, more and more i am seeing communication being cut off on both sides and we know what happens when we stop being diplomatic...

the recent uprisings in egypt and syria are examples of power grabbing (by take you pick) hopefully the peaceful masses can come together to stop even more bloodshed.


someone mentioned recently US support and the wording used when we publicly show our support, that has me thinking.
what is the US official statement on these sanctions by the Arab states?
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