RIYADH (ANTARA News/AFP) - Gulf Arab states will pull out their observers sent to Syria as part of an Arab League mission, they announced in a statement Tuesday, urging UN Security Council members to press Damascus to implement the pan-Arab body`s decisions.

"Gulf Cooperation Council states have decided to follow Saudi Arabia`s decision to pull out its observers from the Arab League mission in Syria," the monarchies said in a joint statement.

The six GCC states said their decision came after "closely following developments in Syria and after they have confirmed that the bloodshed and killings there continue (and after) the Syrian regime did not comply with implementing the Arab League decisions."

They also called on "members of the UN Security Council... to take all needed measures at the Security Council to press Syria to implement the Arab League decisions and the Arab initiative on Syria."


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