Arab League FMs Postpone Emergency Meeting
At least 17 people were killed today, apparently all civilian protesters, as another Friday of massive demonstrations took over the streets of Syria, with reports of over 200,000 rallying, mostly in the city of Homs.
The central theme of the protests today was condemning the Arab League for its repeated promises of action to resolve the situation and its ultimatums, which have repeatedly passed without any deals in place.
And as if to prove their point, the Arab League announced that its latest “emergency meeting” on Syria, which was supposed to be held tomorrow, has been postponed indefinitely. No reason was given for the latest delay.
In early November it looked as though the Arab League was going to help resolve the situation, with a deal in place to send international monitors and broker talks on major reforms. The monitors never arrived, however, and the talks have yet to even be scheduled as violence soars in the nation.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Arab States Already Planning to Extend Attack on Yemen - March 28th, 2015
- Pakistan Hesitant to Join Saudi War, Fearing Sectarian Strife - March 27th, 2015
- Yemen Invasion Could Define Saudi Policy for Years to Come - March 27th, 2015
- Yemen's Houthis Advance Despite Continued Saudi-Led Strikes - March 27th, 2015
- Kerry Updates Israel as Iran Deal Looks Imminent - March 27th, 2015