Arab FMs meet to discuss Syria

Led by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal, the meeting included the foreign ministers of Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan

Arab FMs meet to discuss Syria

World Bulletin/News Desk

Arab foreign ministers in the Friends of Syria group met in Jeddah city Sunday to discuss regional developments atop of which is the Syrian crisis.

Led by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal, the meeting included the foreign ministers of Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, the official Saudi news agency reported.

The meeting took up developments in the Arab region and the Middle East and the rise of terrorism in the region.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Saturday evening that Jeddah's meeting will discuss U.S. threats to launch military strikes in parts of Iraq and Syria now controlled by the self-styled Islamic State militant group.

Nasr al-Hariri, head of Syria's opposition coalition, told Anadolu Agency earlier that the bloc was not invited to attend the meeting.

The pro-opposition Friend of Syria group first convened in February 2012 in attendance of representatives from 113 countries including the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Turkey.

The Syrian conflict has left more than 191,369 people dead since it began three years ago, according to a UN report released on Friday.

Last Mod: 24 Ağustos 2014, 17:42
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