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Syria won't accept peacekeepers: Syrian Ambassador to China

(Xinhua)

10:46, February 16, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Syria staunchly opposed the use of international peacekeepers but would welcome observers to its troubled territory, the newly appointed Syrian Ambassador to China said on Wednesday.

Replacing the withdrawn Arab League observer mission to Syria with a joint peacekeeping force comprised of Arab and United Nations forces to monitor a ceasefire between the rival sides was totally unacceptable, Ambassador Imad Moustapha told Xinhua.

But he said Syria welcomed observer missions from the international community to conduct a fair and objective investigation of what was going on in Syria.

The peacekeeper plan was proposed by an Arab League foreign ministers meeting to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month.

As the only Arab country adopting secularism, Syria was ahead of most Arab countries in terms of democracy. It implemented freedom of religion and its vice president was a woman, Moustapha said.

But he said Syria also admitted there were defects and limitations in its political system, and it respected the Syrian people's call for change, which had been responded to with a series of measures taken by the Syrian government since last year.

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