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Damascus Warns AL: Fire in Syria will Spread to Arab World

APTOPIX Mideast SyriaThe Syrian government considered Wednesday that the Arab League decisions made it “part of the crisis and not part of the solution,” and warned states that support the Syrian “opposition” that they will not be secluded from the Syrian “fire”.

The Syrian government added, in statement published by SANA, that the AL decision eliminated any role that it could play in finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis, warning of the “decision’s repercussions on the League’s future and on the Arab national security.”

As Damascus pointed out that the resolution was “unprecedented” and “it blatantly violated the AL Charter”, it considered that “it targeted Syria’s role, position and approach of resistance” and “contributed in increasing the bloodshed in Syria, encouraging terrorism and terrorists and hindering the last real efforts exerted by states and groups concerned with finding a political solution in Syria.”

The Syrian government warned states “playing with fire – by arming, funding, training, and sheltering terrorists – that this fire will spread to reach their countries.”

It further highlighted that the summit “had supported with its decision, the path of violence, extremism, and terrorism which does not only threaten Syria but the entire Arab nation and world.”

On granting Syria’s seat in the Arab League to the “opposition”, the Syrian government said: “The Arab League’s irresponsible acts allowed it to give Syria’s seat at the summit to an illegitimate part, and to raise a flag other than the Syrian national flag in a flagrant violation to the AL Charter and bylaws concerning a founding member.”

The statement reassured that this decision was “a dangerous and destructive precedent to the League, as it made it lose its credibility, and diverted it from its normal path.”

Moreover, the Syrian government considered that this “formed a threat to the Arab system, for targeting Syria will be followed by targeting other countries,” and warned of this step’s dangerous repercussions on the Arab security.

From here, Damascus stressed that it will “continue to work on providing security, stability, and protection to the Syrian nation and citizens, and on countering terrorism and terrorists in order to preserve Syria’s unity, sovereignty, and independence.”

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