OIC says it won't recognize Syria presidential poll

World Bulletin
Fecha de publicación: 
20 Jun 2014

The foreign ministers of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) member states on Thursday said they would not recognize Syria's recent presidential election, saying the poll violated resolutions issued at the Geneva 1 and 2 conferences.

In a final communiqué issued following their meeting in Saudi Arabia's city of Jeddah, OIC foreign ministers added that the so-called "Geneva process" had called for the formation of a transitional Syrian government with the aim of launching an inclusive political process.

The communiqué also slammed the Syrian regime for failing to apply United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 2139, which calls for allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid supplies to civilians in Syria.

It called on OIC member states to increase support for Syria's neighbors, which have been subject to an unrelenting flow of refugees fleeing the war-torn country.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won a landslide victory in Syrian presidential polls held earlier this month. Few countries, however, have recognized the results of the election, including staunch al-Assad allies Russia and Iran.

But the election hasn't silenced the guns inside Syria, from which refugees continue to flow in large numbers to neighboring states.


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