OIC Will Suspend Syria Despite Iran's Objections

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is finding it a bit difficult to cooperate on Syria


Leaders of Muslim countries are expected to suspend Syria's membership of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at a summit in Mecca on Wednesday, despite the vocal objections of President Bashar Assad's main ally Iran.

The decision by the 57-member organization, which requires a two-thirds majority, will expose the divisions within the Islamic world over how to respond to civil war in a country that straddles the Middle East's main sectarian faultline.