Arab States Weekly Review 25th – 31st Aug 2012

Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi flew to China and Iran, saying he pursued a “balanced” foreign policy. It was the first time in decades than an Egyptian president had visited Iran. In Tehran he attended a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Government forces in Syria were reported to have killed at least 380 people in Daraya, a town on the south-western edge of Damascus. President Bashar Assad said his forces need more time to win the battle against the rebels.

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