December 5th, 2011
09:17 AM ET

Syria agrees to Arab League call for observers, but with conditions

Syria agreed Monday to Arab League demands that it allow observers into the country, but on the condition that the group immediately drop sanctions and agree to amendments that league officials have previously rejected.

The league's deadline for Syria to respond to its demands to admit observers or face additional sanctions expired at midnight Sunday.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem sent a letter to Arab League Secretary General Nabil el-Arabi on Monday saying that by signing the agreement, Syria would consider all of the Arab League's resolutions on Syria void - including its suspension of the country and sanctions against it, the state-run SANA news service reported.

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  1. banasy©

    Another condition is that they don't actually *observe*.

    December 5, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT ( Somalian pirate & fisherman & kcmo resident )

    they can observe at the fancy restraunts and the country clubs..and such..

    December 5, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. morris

    Thierry Meyssan Reporting from Syria

    December 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |