Syria has accepted "in principle" an Arab League plan to permit 500 observers into the country to verify whether the regime has taken measures to protect civilians, according to a senior Arab diplomat.
Syria has requested amendments to the protocol before signing it, said the diplomat, who has knowledge of negotiations between the Arab League and Syria.
Arab League nations voted to suspend Syria from membership. But the league, which met in Rabat, Morocco, Wednesday, gave Damascus three days to implement a protocol to allow observers to enter the nation.
Nabil al-Arabi, secretary-general of the Arab League, said the league is studying a letter from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem that included amendments on the protocol and duties of the observers.FULL STORY