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MENAFN - Arab Times - 15/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab Times)  kuwait city march 26 (agencies): arab leaders called wednesday for a political solution to the conflict in syria overlooking saudi-backed demands for greater military support for rebel forces to tip the balance in the war. they were united however after a two-day summit in kuwait in siding with the palestinians in refusing to recognise israel as a jewish state a flashpoint issue threatening to derail us-brokered peace talks. syria's opposition national coalition chief ahmed jarba called at the opening of the summit for the rebels to be supplied with 'sophisticated' weaponry. saudi crown prince salman bin abdulaziz whose country is a key backer of the revolt against syrian president bashar al-assad said the world was 'betraying' rebels by failing to arm them and leaving them 'easy prey'. but the final declaration read out at the end of the summit called instead for a political solution to the three-year conflict which has cost over 146000 lives. 'we call for a political solution to the crisis in syria based on the geneva i communique' they said. the communique drawn up at an international conference in 2012 in the swiss city calls for a 'peaceful transition' in syria without specifying the fate of assad.

'we have no alternative to a political solution' kuwait's foreign minister sheikh sabah khaled al-sabah told a press conference at the end of the summit. the summit condemned the syrian regime. 'we strongly condemn the massacres committed by the syrian regime against unarmed people' leaders of the 22- member arab league said. they reaffirmed their 'total support for the syrian national coalition as a legitimate representative of the syrian people.' although last year's annual arab summit held in doha allocated syria's seat to the national coalition it remained vacant at kuwait's meeting.

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arab league chief nabil al- arabi told reporters the summit decided to 'invite representatives of the syrian coalition to attend next september's arab league council (foreign ministers) meeting on an exceptional basis'. the seat itself would remain vacant until the opposition meets 'legal and tchnical' requirements. a clearly dissatisfied jarba told the opening session on tuesday that the decision 'sends a message to the assad regime encouraging it to continue to kill syrians'. the syria government's brutal repression of protests which erupted in march 2011 had resulted in its suspension from the cairo-based arab league. the 'kuwait declaration' made no mention of arming the rebels although the doha summit had stressed the 'right of every state to offer all forms of self-defence including military' to the opposition. arabi said the issue of supplying arms to the opposition was 'not discussed' in kuwait. the declaration echoed un peace envoy lakhdar brahimi who called at the summit for a political solution and urged an 'end to the supply of arms to all parties'. separately arab leaders announced their 'total rejection of the call to consider israel a jewish state' in the final statement. the palestinians recognised israel at the start of the peace process in the early 1990s.

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but israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu now insists they acknowledge it as the national homeland of the jewish people in a move which would effectively torpedo the 'right of return' for palestinian refugees. his highness the amir sheikh sabah al-ahmad al-jaber al- sabah at the conclusion of the 25th arab summit on wednesday said kuwait was honored to host the high-level meeting during which 'we discussed means to bolstering our common arab action.' his highness sheikh sabah speaking after the arab leaders endorsed kuwait declaration said the decisions of the summit would contribute to addressing the problems in the arab countries. his highness the amir who thanked arab league secretary general nabil al-araby for the preparations for the summit said the deliberations during the two-day summit would ultimately honor aspirations of the arab people. before his highness the amir's speech egyptian president adly mansour commended kuwait's chairmanship of the summit which contributed to its success.

he thanked the united arab emirates (uae) for allowing egypt take its turn to hosting the 26th arab summit next year.


 


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