Terrorism, Arab League studying rapid intervention force

Announced secretary general Nabil el-Arabi in Cairo

15 January, 13:27

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L), Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah (C) and Arab League Secretary General, Nabil al-Arabi (R) attend the Arab League Foreign Ministers emergency meeting in Cairo, Egypt Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L), Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah (C) and Arab League Secretary General, Nabil al-Arabi (R) attend the Arab League Foreign Ministers emergency meeting in Cairo, Egypt

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO - The Arab League announced that it will explore the possibility of creating a "rapid intervention force" to fight terrorism.

    According to a declaration read by the League's secretary general, Nabil el-Arabi, during an extraordinary cabinet meeting held in the Egyptian capital, the option of forming "an Arab rapid intervention force to fight terrorism" is consistent with the 1950 Arab Defence Treaty.

    El-Arabi called for an extraordinary session of the Arab defence council in order to examine "the necessary mechanisms" and "legal premises" the intervention "force" could be based upon.(ANSAmed).

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