Islamic Summit recommended to suspend the membership of Syria
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Islamic Summit recommended to suspend the membership of Syria

Mecca : Saudi Arabia | Aug 15, 2012 at 1:21 PM PDT
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Islamic Cooperation Organization summit held in Mecca under the slogan "Islamic solidarity" (Island) Conclude later on Wednesday in Makkah Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic cooperation, amid expectations of leaders, the adoption of a recommendation to suspend the membership of Syria in the organization.

The Islamic Summit has opened its Al Safa Palace in Makkah with a speech by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, suggested the establishment of a center for dialogue between Islamic schools in Riyadh.

The foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic cooperation at their meeting on Tuesday in the city of Jeddah, near Mecca, recommended to suspend the membership of Syria, a decision is expected to be ratified by the leaders of the Islamic world today at a summit in Mecca. The Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, before the start of the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs criticized the calls for suspension of Syria, saying that "that does not mean that you are moving on the road to solving the problem, but it means that you displace the problem aside." Sources close to the preparatory meeting, saying that Algeria and Iran - two of the most important allies of Syria - the only ones who opposed the recommendation to suspend the membership of Syria.

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu accused - in an opening speech to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs - the Assad regime to exercise a scorched earth policy, and Syria "in a dark tunnel not knowing its t end." On the sidelines of the summit, King Abdullah met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, showing images broadcast on Saudi state television ,The king with Nijad talking with each other

Fury60 is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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