'Arab intervention' needed in Libya
Cairo, March 12, 2011
Arab states must intervene in Libya through the Arab League and in line with international law as the Libyan crisis poses a threat to stability of Arab states, the foreign minister of Oman said on Saturday.
'Arab inaction on the Libyan crisis could lead to 'unwanted foreign intervention' and the fighting among Libyans,' Omani Foreign Minister Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah said in his opening remarks to an Arab League meeting.
'What is needed now is Arab intervention using mechanisms of the Arab League and at the same time in accordance with international law,' he noted.
'Based on this we must look at various options that circumstances in Libya need,' he added.-Reuters
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