BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- In Syria, the social unrest has been going on for nearly a year. Despite the presence of Arab League observers in the country, the tense situation still remains. And now, Syria has rejected the Arab League's wide-ranging new plan to end the country's crisis, It says the League's call for a national unity government in two months is a clear violation of Syrian sovereignty.
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Syrian state news agency SANA quoted an official source, as saying the Arab League’s plan was part of a conspiracy against Syria.
The source criticised the Arab League for ignoring reforms President Bashir al-Assad has promised, including a referendum on a new constitution.
It did not address whether the Arab League observer mission would be extended.
On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers put forward a request that Assad hand over power to his deputy and set up a new unity government.
The plan was orchestrated at a meeting in Cairo, and was envisaged as a prelude to early parliamentary and presidential elections.
The League said it would ask the UN Security Council to endorse the plan.
The EU also had a say on this issue. Foreign Ministers have decided to tighten restrictive measures against Syria.
On Monday, the EU foreign affairs council added 22 Syrians to the blacklist whom it accuses of being responsible for "human rights violations". Eight entities were also added for "financially supporting the regime" .
Many Syrians remain defiant. On Monday, activists poured into the streets in a suburb outside the capital, Damascus, to mourn 11 residents who were either shot dead by security forces or killed in clashes a day earlier.