Arab League postpones Syria opposition meeting

The Arab League has postponed a Syrian opposition meeting it was due to host in Cairo this week in response to a request from Syrian opposition groups, the Arab League said.

Arab League postpones Syria opposition meeting

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Arab League has postponed a Syrian opposition meeting it was due to host in Cairo this week in response to a request from Syrian opposition groups, the Arab League said in a statement on Monday.

"The SNC (Syrian National Council) will not be going to the meeting in Cairo because it (the Arab League) has not invited the group as an official body but as individual members," Ahmed Ramadan, told Reuters in Rome.

Another SNC member, Radwan Ziadeh, said the Arab League had failed to make good on a promise to involve the group - which is now meeting in Rome to try to unite its ranks and decide its leadership - in preparations for the talks.

The meeting had been scheduled to take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

The statement from the Arab League said the postponement had been at the request of the Syrian National Council and the National Coordination Body.

Political jockeying within the SNC has prevented it from gaining full international endorsement. Executive members told Reuters they may choose a new president or restructure the council in a bid to garner broader support.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Mayıs 2012, 10:54

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