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Arab League Rejects Syrian Demand to Plan Changes

The Arab League on Sunday rejected a Syrian demand to amend its plan to send 500 observers to Syria to ensure that violence against Syrian citizens ceases. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reiterated Sunday that he would not be pressured into resigning, and that he intended to put down the revolution against him, since the “unity of Syria was at stake.”

The League had presented Assad with a deadline to halt attacks on his people. That deadline, at midnight Saturday, has passed. The League has not announced what, if any, further steps it will take.

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