Arab League secretary seneral recommends Syria observers mission extension
Amid sharp criticism to its performance, Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby recommended Sunday extending the mandate of the Arab Observers mission in the unrest-swept Syria, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported.
During the Arab Foreign Ministers Council meeting on Syria, Al-Araby called for providing the mission with all technical and political support and to increase the number of its members.
Al-Araby said he would keep touch with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to ensure the Arab is supported by international community.
The Arab League chief called for coordinating efforts to launch a political initiative to resolve the deteriorating crisis in Syria.
He pointed out that the observers report shows that there is some progress, but the Syrian government still not committed to the protocol and Arab crisis deal signed with the Arab League.
He admitted that the government forces have lost control over some areas for opposition armed elements.
"This make the mission more difficult and complicated," he said.
Al-Araby warned that the Syrian regime still deals with the crisis as from security prospective only.
He called for reconsidering the mission's nature and tasks to provide it with required capabilities, reiterating that the mission is unprecedented in the Arab League history.