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.FULL STORY