Al Jazeera reported that in advance of the Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia on May 19, the Arab League has agreed to reinstate Syria after 12 years.
The Middle East political alignment continues its “reset” away from US influence at a rapid pace, as on Sunday Al Jazeera reported the huge development that the foreign ministers from Arab League member states have agreed to accept Syrian membership after a suspension that’s lasted 12 years.
“The ministers voted for Syria’s return into the fold at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo on Sunday,” AJ details. “The decision was made in advance of the Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia on May 19 and amid a flurry of regional normalization of ties with Damascus in recent weeks.”
In March Saudi Arabia and Syria agreed to begin the process of reopening their mutual embassies, which followed on the heels of the China-brokered Saudi-Iranian rapprochement.
According to Anil Sooklal, South Africa’s ambassador to the group, 19 nations, including five Arab states and Iran, are ready to join BRICS.
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