27 Nov '11, 4am

Arab League Drafts Economic Sanctions Against Syria | Care2 Causes

Arab League Drafts Economic Sanctions Against Syria | Care2 Causes

This Saturday night, the Arab League devised a draft plan for sanctions against Syria that will involve the suspension of commercial flights, a ban on travel for senior officials and a halt to dealings with the central bank, after the government of President Bashar al-Assad failed to meet a deadline regarding international monitors visiting the country. Syris’a foreign minister, Walid al-Muallem, accused the 22-member Arab League of interfering in its affairs and of trying to “internationalize” the crisis, which has taken the lives of over 3,500, with more dying every day. Two-thirds of the Arab League’s members must vote to approve the draft of the sanctions, which was created by the its Social and Economic Committee; the vote will be held tomorrow, on Sunday. As Syria depends on its Arab neighbors for half of its exports and a quarter of its imports, the sanctions are li...

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