BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum stated on Friday that he asked the League of Arab States to end the freeze on Syria’s membership and to re-represent it again in its meetings and activities.

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According to Algerian Radio, Boukadoum said: “the absence of Syria has caused great harm to the League and the Arabs.” He would add that “we must push for the return of Syria’s membership and work for Damascus to return to the League of Arab States.”

In a press statement during his meeting with his Mauritanian counterpart, Ismail Ould Cheikh, Boukadoum considered that “the absence of Syria has done great harm to the League and the Arabs, and that Algeria’s position is clear and decisive in terms of the need for Syria to return to the university.”

Previously, Tunisia failed to persuade the Arab nations to return Syria to the Arab League, despite Damascus’ reconciliation with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Syria has been suspended from the Arab League since 2012, when a coalition of countries, led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, voted to suspend their membership.

Since then, Russia and a number of other Arab states have sought Syria’s return to the Arab League; however, according to diplomatic sources in Damascus, the U.S. has been the primary culprit in blocking their reinstatement.

The sources say the U.S. has warned some states against voting in favor of Damascus’ return to the Arab League; this includes Lebanon, who attempted to bring up a vote on behalf of Syria last year.

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FairsFair
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FairsFair
2020-02-14 12:52

Kudos to both Algeria, Lebanon, and Tunisia to put forward such a sensible request.
And the fly in the ointment regarding the return of Syria to the Arab League, is the USA, which is not even part of the Middle East. Just goes to show that many of the Arab countries are not even their own sovereign nations. More poor them….

Daeshbags-Sux
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2020-02-18 00:36
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Algeria is not Arab, they’re Amazight/Berberians, and VERY few Algerians speak in Arab! They either speak a mix of Amazight/Berberian dialects with Arab and French words and the lingua franca in Algeria is… French!!!! Only religious bigots speal Arabic there!

Nestor Arapa
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Nestor Arapa
2020-02-14 17:53

Quien a hecho daño realmente es EE.UU. usando a sus serviles como Arabia Saudita y Qatar, ambos países que conservan el sistema feudal, la democracia debe llegar a ambos países monarcas.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-18 00:38
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Democracy should come to Algeria too, LOL! In case you wouldn’t know, it’s a military dictatorship under a parliamentary disguise!

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-14 12:41

I really wonder why Algeria, Tunisia or Syria bother with the Arab League since… Algerians and Tunisians are Amazight/Berberians while Syrians are Aramaeans, Assyrians or Kurds… In all these countries, Arabs are a tiny minority!
They’d better consider a Medterranean League : it’d make much more sense!