Syria has called for an emergency meeting of the Arab League in the a effort to prevent being suspended by the Arab League.
The Arab League’s decision to suspend Syria and impose sanctions over its violent crackdown on eight months of protests against President Bashar al-Assad infuriated Damascus and triggered attacks on Saudi Arabian, French and Turkish missions in Syria on Saturday night.
The UN who had condemned these attacks on protesters and also countries such as France, USA who asked President Assad to step aside welcomed the move by the Arab League which takes effect on Wednesday.
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said on Sunday that League officials would meet representatives of Syrian opposition groups on Tuesday, but added that it was too soon for the Cairo-based body to consider recognising the Syrian opposition as the country’s legitimate authority.
Report by Adhir Roy Chowdury