October 31st, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Arab League demands Syria end violence against citizens

The Arab League has called on Syria's government to end all violence against its people, remove tanks and military vehicles from the streets of the country and release political prisoners, an official with the Arab organization told CNN Monday.

Arab countries made the proposal to Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem on Sunday in a meeting which the prime minister of Qatar called "clear and frank," according to the Qatari national news agency.

Syria is due to respond Monday to the Arab League proposals, Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim said.

The Arab League also proposed a dialogue between Syrian officials and opposition members in Cairo starting on Wednesday.

The proposals include a time frame for compliance, the Arab League official said.

Also on Monday, Syrians aiming to write a new constitution for the strife-torn country will meet for the first time, Syria's state news agency reported Sunday after a weekend of intense violence.

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  1. bobcat2u

    Unless the Arab League is prepared to back up their bravado with substantial action, All Syria is going to do is tell them to
    K-I-S-S OOOOO-F-F.

    October 31, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    I HOPE BARRY LETS THEM SOLVE THE PROBLEMS AND WE DONT GET INVOLVED.HEY BOBCAT2U,SYRIA LOOKS LIKE ITS NEXT TO GET AN AZZKICKIN.

    October 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    seems to me these countries make all kinds of demands continuously! its like the never ending story. we need to let them work out their own issues!!

    October 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. a Ghost

    Assad scares me

    October 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat2u

    Hey chrissy and drak
    The trouble is the arab league does all the sabre rattiling, then asks NATO to come and do the work for them. If this conglomeration of arab states want something done they need to make a united force of their militaries and get it on with syria. After all, they have a lot more monetary resources to support their military adventures. The arabs need to form a strong and united front, and enforce it.

    October 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    lol @ bobcat, doncha know? they plan on keepin their money and why not when the us is ALWAYS so eager to help out these NEVER ENDING WARS!

    October 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    I demand peace in the Middle East!

    What? They're not listening to my demand?

    Well, poo.

    October 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat2u

    @banasy
    Don't let it get you down sweetie. They don't listen to anybody. Including me, if you can believe that. lol

    October 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @bobcat:

    They don't? O.o

    Well, I'm in good company, at least.

    October 31, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    BAD!! BAD syria!

    October 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |