This doesn’t sound like a promising development.
CAIRO, Egypt – The United States and Britain should withdraw their troops from Iraq (news – web sites) immediately and without conditions, and the U.N. Security Council should hold an emergency meeting on the issue, the Arab League said Monday.
The coalition attack on Iraq violates the U.N. Charter and threatens world peace, the 22-member league said in a resolution that did not receive full support.
Kuwait entered the lone no vote because the resolution omitted any reference to the 10 Iraqi missiles that have landed on its soil since the conflict began Thursday.
Several summit delegates chose their words carefully because their nations are hosting U.S. forces. But the chief Libyan delegate, Ali al-Treiki, received sustained applause when he spoke of “Iraqi heroism” battling American and British troops.
“We have to raise our heads high and salute Iraqi heroism as proof that Arab individuals are capable of confronting the mighty, the coercive and the arrogant,” al-Treiki said.
Al-Treiki warned delegates at the session’s opening, “If Iraq is to fall, many Arab countries will fall as well.”