Breaking: Saudi Arabia Withdraws Ambassador from Syria and Demands End to Bloodshed
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Breaking: Saudi Arabia Withdraws Ambassador from Syria and Demands End to Bloodshed

Jiddah : Saudi Arabia | Aug 07, 2011 at 6:01 PM PDT
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Saudi Arabia joins the rest of the world in its condemndation of Syrian crackdown of demonstrators, annoouncing the withdrawal of its envoy to Syria.

Analysts say that the move is a coordinated effort by other Arab countries to increase their pressure on the government of Bashar al-Assad.

The Arab League issued its first condemnation of the Syrian repression hours ago, BBC reports.

"The kingdom of Saudi Arabia... demands an end to the death machine and bloodshed and calls for acts of wisdom before it is too late," King Abdullah said in a statement broadcast by al-Arabiya television.

"What is happening in Syria is not acceptable for Saudi Arabia. Either it (Syria) chooses wisdom on its own or it will be pulled down into the depths of turmoil and loss."

The tragic events in Syria has "nothing to do with religion, or ethics, or values," the Saudi King said. "Syria should think wisely before it's too late and issue and enact reforms that are not merely promises but actual reforms."

Brutal crackdown on protesters unleashed by the government of Syria was earlier condemned by the Arab League and the six-nation Gulf Co-Operation Council.

With this latest move by Arab nations, Syria literally has no supporters. Russia, one of the country's closest and long-time allies, abstained from the Security Council resolution condemning the Syrian state for repression.

It is reported that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey, is preparing a "tough message" for the regime of Assad.

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