AMMAN, Jordan-- Jordan's Islamic opposition has urged the government to recognize the broad-based Syrian National Council as the representative of the people.

The Islamic Action Front's statement follows a call by Jordan's King Abdullah II on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.

The Front, Jordan's largest opposition group, said in a statement Wednesday that Jordan's government should recognize the council as a "representative of the Syrian people."

It also urged the government to recall its ambassador from Syria. Jordanian officials did not comment.

The 230-member Syrian National Council was announced in September to forge a united front against Assad.

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