Lebanon won’t take part in AL’s monitoring mission in Syria


Prime Minister Najib Mikati has decided that Lebanon will not take part in the Arab Leagues’s monitoring mission , aimed at ending the nine months of unrest in Syria, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adnan Mansour announced on Saturday .

Mansour told MTV television that Mikati made this decision after consultations with President Michel Suleiman.

adding that the decision is not politically-motivated.

Lebanon’s political scene is bitterly divided between those who support the Syrian regime and those who support the pro- democracy revolt.

More than 6200 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the uprising against the Syrian regime since mid-March, according to Human rights organizations.