Arab League wants binding UN action on Syria
ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse
Qatari Prime Minister and head of the Arab League committee on Syria, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, heads to a meeting in Riyadh on March 31, 2012. AP PhotoThe Arab League today called on participants of a second "Friends of Syria" conference to pressure the United Nations to take binding measures to stop the year-long bloodshed in Syria.
Participants must "simultaneously call on the Security Council to take a binding decision... to stop the violence in Syria," chief Nabil al-Arabi said at the opening of the conference in Istanbul.