27 August 2013, 19:18

Saudi foreign minister says decisive stand needed against Syria

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Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said on Tuesday the international community must take a "decisive and serious" stand against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"The rejection of the Syrian regime of all serious and earnest Arab efforts .... requires a decisive and serious stand by the international community to stop the humanitarian tragedy of the Syrian people," Prince Saud was quoted as saying by the state news agency SPA.

Arab League blames Syria's Assad for chemical attack

The Arab League said on Tuesday it holds Syrian President Bashar al-Assad responsible for a chemical attack near Damascus, as speculation mounted that the United States was preparing a military strike.

Diplomatic sources said the statement, issued after a meeting of Arab League delegates in Cairo, was pushed through with strong backing from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Voice of Russia, Reuters

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