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Arab League Postpones Meeting About Syria

Jackie Mansky |
August 12, 2012 | 11:50 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Fighting continues in Syria. (Creative Commons/Wikipedia)
Fighting continues in Syria. (Creative Commons/Wikipedia)
The Arab League has postponed a meeting of foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia to discuss the Syrian situation scheduled to take place on Sunday, Voice of America reported.

The article added that the meeting would also discuss a replacement for peace envoy Kofi Annan, who resigned earlier this month.

While the Arab League official who announced the postponement did not give a reason for the delay and did not say when the meeting might be rescheduled, an official told Reuters that the meeting had been postponed because Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal had undergone a minor operation.

The announcement came a day after Turkey and the United States agreed to “accelerate preparations” for the possible fall of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, which would create a formal team to provide aid to refugees and plan for worst-case outcomes that could include a chemical weapons attack, the New York Times reported.

Meanwhile, fighting has continued in Syria. According to the New York Times, fighting in Aleppo remains steady and two bomb attacks took place in Damascus.

Read the full story at Voice of America here, Reuters here and the New York Times here.

Read more of Neon Tommy's coverage on Syria here.

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