Syrian Opposition Seeks UN, Arab League Seats
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As part of an effort to bolster a transitional government, the Syrian National Coalition has urged the international community to recognize the opposition’s right to take Syria’s seats at the U.N. and Arab League, The Daily Star reports. The organization, widely recognized by Arab and Western governments as the sole representative of the Syrian people, is also seeking the acquisition of frozen assets of Bashar Assad’s government abroad. Syria’s membership to the Arab League was suspended by member states in November 2011 in protest of Damascus’s crackdown on peaceful demonstrations, although it still maintains a seat at the U.N. The coalition, established in November in Qatar among the opposition’s various factions, hopes “ to end all legitimacy of the Assad regime” through the move.