Gulf council decides to quit Syria monitoring mission

Saudi Arabia’s Gulf allies joined Riyadh in pulling out of an Arab League monitoring team to Syria,risking the collapse of a mission whose presence has not halted violence

Written by Reuters | Beirut | Published:January 25, 2012 12:16 am

Saudi Arabia’s Gulf allies joined Riyadh Tuesday in pulling out of an Arab League monitoring team to Syria,risking the collapse of a mission whose presence has not halted violence in a 10-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

“The GCC states have decided to respond to the decision of Saudi Arabia to withdraw its monitors from the Arab League delegation to Syria,” the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council said in a statement.

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