Arab League Power Plan Rejected by Bashar Al-Assad
Foreign Ministers of the Arab League has proposed that Al-Assad,the embattled Syrian President handover power to deputy and set up a unity government in midst of the bloodshed for over 10 months.
A peace plan that was proposed earlier by the Arab League could not end the violence in Syria and the Arab League has moved to make the U.N. Security Council to endorse the new plan but it is doubtful if President Al-Assad who has not been in good terms with the Arab League would agree to the peace plan being proposed.
The Syrian government however rejected the Arab League plan for President Bashar al-Assad to hand over powers to his deputy, accusing the League of trying to interfere in Syria’s internal affairs.
Syrian state television quoted government officials Monday as roundly rejecting the proposed initiative as over-the-top interference.
It was not clear, however, how the League might enforce its latest plan, given the failure of an Arab observer team in Syria to end the Assad government’s repression of an uprising in which the United Nations says 5,000 people have died.
Syria has been under a dictatorship run by the Assad family since 1970.
In that year, Hafez al-Assad, the Defense Minister, launched a coup that put him in power.
Upon the death of Hafez al-Assad in 2000, his son, Bashar al-Assad, became President of Syria.
Both Assads used terror and force to remain in power.
The elder Assad suppressed a rebellion in 1982 in the city of Hama by unleashing the Syrian military on that city.
At least 10,000 people, mostly innocent civilians, died in that uprising.