Golan Heights and South/West Syria
8 May 2023

Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson welcomed Syria’s readmission in the Arab League, asserting that “settling difference among Islamic countries and convergence and synergy among them positively affects stability and inclusive peace and paves the way for reduction in expedient foreign interventions in regional affairs”. Secretary of State Antony Blinken remarked that “we do not believe that Syria merits re-admission to the Arab League. It’s a point we have made to all of our regional partners, but they have to make their own decisions. Our position is clear: We are not going to be in the business of normalising relations with Assad and with that regime”.

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