Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit criticized some Arab countries decision to reopen their embassies in Syria, describing such move as a “grave mistake.” He said that returning the Assad regime to the Arab League should be decided through consensus and not through voting.
“Some Arab countries have made a serious mistake when they decided to restore diplomatic representation to Damascus,” Aboul Gheit said in a televised interview.
The Arab League chief said that giving Syria’s seat at the League back to the Assad regime must be decided through consensus among the Arab countries. He pointed out that the solution to the situation in Syria is not right at hand as the country will need around $600 billion for reconstruction.
President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa on Tuesday thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar, the Kingdom of Morocco and all the Arab countries that refused the normalization of ties with the Assad regime.
President Mustafa said that these stances are congruent with efforts to find a lasting political solution in Syria as was laid out in international resolutions, most importantly UN Security Council resolution 2254.
President Mustafa pointed out that the Assad regime is an extension of the Iranian project in the region, adding that confronting the regime means standing up to Tehran and stopping its incursions into Arab societies. He went on to say that the Iranian militias will suffer bitter defeats at the hands of the Syrian people and will eventually be forced out of the country. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)