Iraqi top diplomat Mohamed Alhakim has confirmed the country’s support for Syria’s return to the Arab League, in a statement quoted by the Foreign Ministry.

“Iraq supports the unity of Syria and its return to its normal position in the Arab world and the region and the restoration of its position in the Arab League,” the Twitter post read.

The Iraqi foreign minister added that Baghdad wanted to see border crossings reopened between the two neighbors to stimulate trade.

The statement comes after Saudi Arabia, seen as Syria’s rival in the group, said last week it did not mind the Middle-Eastern state’s return to the Arab League, followed by the UAE’s decision to reopen the embassy in Damascus.
Syria’s membership of the 22-nation League was suspended in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.
Source: Sputnik
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Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

All the last 6+ years of an unwanted war thrust upon Syria and finally President Bashar Assad & the Syrians together come out as winners. Though I am not from Syria, I will still say enough of the suffering.
Long Live Syria. Bring it back to its glory days. It is a painful process to recovery.

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@Long Live Syria, I only know the Syrian expatriates and refugees who have come to my country. But seeing them here, I have full trust that Syria will recover fast as soon as the “Friends of Syria” remove their war related economical sanctions.

Like post WW II Germany Syria has an educated population that will build up the ruins fast if removing the sanctions will enable a Wirtschaftswunder.

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@Stern Daler, Thanks for your update. You are right. The Syrian people should rise up. The British have now made their peace with President Assad. Syrians are well educated and yes I pray that they will rise up. Sadly Iraq & Syria suffered a lot of collateral damage and rebuilding these 2 broken countries takes a huge amount of investment. The war too has cost a lot of money for this nation in its survival. Even now the war hasn’t yet ended with Turki trying to start a new front at Idlib. Daesh is not fully eliminated.

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2011 marks the beginning of an oil war in the wake of the socially motivated Arab Spring uprisings in Syria. Foreign powers hijacked the social problems to ferment turmoil and pay out of work Syrians to become mercenaries against their home land. The mercenaries were disguised as rebels against the so called “Assad Regime” led by the elected president.

Saudi Arabia, seen as Syria’s rival in the Arab League by some, was one of the main instigators and financiers of this oil war against Syria.

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p.s. The Bani Saud and Qatar’s Bani Thani intensive lobbying aka bribing had led to the exclusion of Syria from the Arab League. Both countries’ dynasties financed great numbers of Jihadi mercenaries on Syrian soil and were members of the “Friends of Syria” Cabal that was behind the Syrian not so civil war.

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Was I Assad, I would simply ‘insult’ the Arab league by nonetheless not being interested into re-integrating, but I’d also start working at removing Arab as and official language in Syria for Syriac (AKA Aramaic). Considering how the Arab League behaved towards Syria, all they deserve is :
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