• Saudi Arabia announced it is pulling out of the Observer mission in Syria.
  • Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal told reporters in Cairo that his country will pull out its observers because the Syrian government did not implement the Arab plan.
  • He called upon China, Russia, Europe, the US and Muslim countries to put pressure on Assad’s government to stop violence.
  • Saudi Arabia has been one of the harshest Arab critics of the crackdown.
  • It recalled its ambassador from Damascus last year in protest.