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  • 3/27/2013

Giving Syria's Arab League seat to opposition, dangerous precedent: Iran

qatars emir hamad bin khalifa al thani (r) attends the opening of the arab league summit in doha on march 26, 2013.

Iran has criticized the Arab League (AL) for giving Syria's seat to the foreign-backed opposition, warning that the move will set a dangerous precedence in the Arab world.

According to Press TV, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday that this hasty decision can turn into a new procedure and be applied to other Arab League member states in the future.

He noted: “This measure taken by the Arab League will be taken to mean the end of the Arab League’s role in the region.”‌

The Iranian official also advised Arab leaders to end their silence toward Zionist regime's aggression and crimes and focus their efforts on supporting the Palestinian people.

In November 2011, the Arab League suspended Syria's membership, though Damascus is a founding member of the organization.

Damascus has censured the decision and condemned the Arab League for giving the country's "stolen seat to bandits and thugs.

Iraq and Algeria are the only countries that have expressed reservations about the decision, while Lebanon has opposed the move.

Damascus says the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the militants.

Source: irib.ir

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