Following today’s announcement by the Arab League on Syria the Foreign Secretary said:
“I welcome the strong stance taken by the Arab League today. Its decision to suspend Syria from Arab League activity until the Syrian regime stops the repression of civilians and implements its commitments, demonstrates the frustration Arab League members feel at President Assad’s continuing intransigence.
As Syrian security forces escalate the violence on the streets of Syria, we and others across the international community share this frustration. We support the Arab League in its efforts to bring about an end to the killing of Syrian people. The continuing violence is deplorable and must stop.”