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OIC Suspension of Syria


Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 15, 2012

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Today the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) sent a strong message to the Assad regime by suspending Syria’s membership in the OIC. The United States commends the OIC for its action and commitment to a peaceful resolution in Syria. Today’s action underscores the Assad regime’s increasing international isolation and the widespread support for the Syrian people and their struggle for a democratic state that represents their aspirations and respects their human rights.



PRN: 2012/1315

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