Arab Ambassadors Call for U.N. Meeting
UNITED NATIONS - Arab ambassadors on
Monday called for an emergency U.N. Security Council session to
demand an end to the U.S.-led "aggression against Iraq (news
Syria's U.N. Ambassador Mikhail Wehbe — whose country is the only
Arab council member — said his group was following up on a decision
taken by Arab foreign ministers in Cairo earlier Monday, calling on
the United States and Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq
immediately and without condition.
Wehbe said representatives from the Arab world want the council
to "stop the aggression against Iraq and the Iraqi people and to ask
for withdrawal," of foreign forces.
Kuwait, which has come under Iraqi missile attacks since the war
began last week, did not support the call for the meeting.
While the council may agree to discuss the war and the grievances
of the Arab ambassadors, the United States and Britain — both
permanent council members — would not allow the group to push for
any kind of resolution that condemned the war.
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