BAGHDAD—An Iraqi government spokesman says a decision by the Arab League to suspend Syria over the country's bloody crackdown of an eight-month uprising may make matters worse.
Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement Sunday that the suspension will complicate the situation in Syria because the League will lose all communication channels with Damascus.
The 22-member bloc voted to suspend Syria Saturday after Damascus failed to carry out a peace deal brokered by the league.
Iraq abstained from the vote. Yemen, Lebanon and Syria voted against the measure.
Al-Dabbagh said the suspension will not solve problems in Syria.
The Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad fears that regime change in Syria may mean that a Sunni-dominated government hostile to Baghdad takes over.