DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Syria's Permanent Representative to the Arab League Yousef Ahmad said that the Arab League is seeking to summon military intervention in the Syrian crisis and hinders any solution to it, with the League's mechanisms and decisions being seized by sides from the Arab Gulf who continue to violate its charter and principles to benefit western and regional sides.
In a response to the decisions made by the meeting of the Arab League Ministerial Council in Doha on Saturday, Ahmad said that the League is no longer a part of the international effort represented by the plan of UN Envoy Kofi Annan, and that Syria reiterates its firm rejection of the League having any role or representation in the international plan.
He said that everything issued by the League since the decision to suspend Syria's participation does not concern Syria, stressing the need for a true Arab effort to correct the course of the League and restore its intended role.
"Targeting the Syrian media under the umbrella of the AL decisions proves that the Arab and international parties which practice their political and media instigation against Syria, do not believe in the freedom of opinion and accepting the other as they seek to conceal the reality of what Syria is witnessing of systematic terrorism and foreign incitement to prevent a national solution for the crisis in the country," Ahmad added.
Ahmad said that the suggestions made by Nabil al-Arabi regarding changing the nature and the jurisdiction of the international observer mission in Syria strongly affirms the fact that the League's General Secretariat has overstepped its charter and internal regulations, and that it now seeks to plan a role drawn up under cover from Arab Gulf, regional and international sides.
He concluded by affirming Syria's commitment to positive cooperation with Annan's plan in spite of some sides' efforts to thwart the plan and escalate the situation in the region.