Syria received an invitation to the Economic Summit of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Beirut from Lebanese President Michel Aoun but refused to participate in the forum.

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul-Kerim, told the Al Mayadeen TV channel on Thursday, stating that Damascus believes that the Arab League “hasn’t departed from its erroneous approach towards developments in Syria.”

The Arab League suspended Syria’s membership in November 2011 amid the civil war that had engulfed the country.

Most of the Arab nations recalled their ambassadors from the capital and joined the economic boycott against Damascus after Syrian authorities refused to make any concessions to the opposition.

During the course of the conflict, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and several other states provided financial and military assistance to military groups fighting the Assad government.

Ambassador Abdul-Kerim stressed that Syria “achieved military and political victory, while the plans of the Western and Arab states failed.”

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F ya, tell it like it is ! God bless Syria.

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@ Jesus Ramirez, true.

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WHY WOULD SYRIA WANTS TO JOIN BUNCH OF BACK STABBING TRAITORS?

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@Joe Yousef, IMHO no reason or gain to join.

p.s. My first question would be – What does my country get from it:

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Chauhan Chauhan

ARAB League is failed and slave of sauid whabhi. Syria should not join AL independent is better bcuz AL run by ALsaud and US has not done anything for Palestine infect some of ARab leaders are shaking hand with zionist

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Actually, they nonetheless should say fück off to the AL but also to Iranian, Turkish and Fakestinian ambitions. Syria should either go neutral or start some Medirerranean thing with Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Kurds, Iraq and Israel and also consider Lebanon too as soon as Lebanon stops to be an Iranian slave.
BRICS could be an alternative but a thing with the Levantine countries would be better for sure.

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@Chauhan Chauhan, Right IMHO plus more reasons than You mentioned or suggested.

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@Ali Abdul-Kerim. Well said and true!

p.s. The Arab League especially the countries that instigated the oil war against Syria must offer more than just an invitation. They must change their attitude and and their stance.

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In the place of Assad, I’d even consider to never return to the A.L. table and e.g. join BRICS

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For your information, last year Putin invited Assad to join Syria under the Russian military umbrella (the same like Armenia). So far, Assad refused. Not sure why but it seems Assad has a different plan for Syria. We will see…

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@Daeshbags-Sux, i thinks so also. But that is our middle European sense of honor.