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Azerbaijan Backed Syria’s Exclusion from Organization of Islamic Cooperation


August 14, 2012

Today the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is starting its 2-day summit in Mecca.

Foreign media report that yesterday Foreign Ministers’ Council of OIC states adopted the recommendation on suspension of Syria’s membership in the organization. Only Iran stood against such a step and Azerbaijan took the side of most OIC members. OIC’s opening summit should make a final decision on this account. Iranian President Mahmud Ahmedinejad has already arrived in Saudi Arabia to fight for Syria.

It should be noted that along with Azerbaijan, Iran is one of the few predominantly Shiite states of the world. The conflict lasting for already 17 months in Syria is waged between alavits ( Shiites) and Sunni factions.

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