26-09-2021 03:55 AM Jerusalem Timing

Amr Moussa Urges Arab League to Mull Sending Troops to Syria

Amr Moussa Urges Arab League to Mull Sending Troops to Syria

Arab League former Secretary General, Amr Moussa, called on Sunday for discussing the Qatari proposal to send troops to Syria.

Arab League former Secretary General, Amr Moussa, called on Sunday for discussing the Qatari proposal to send troops to Syria.


Moussa, who is also an Egyptian Presidential hopeful, described the Qatarai proposal as “very important”.
"The Arab League should begin to study this possibility and begin consultations on this issue”, Moussa said in Beirut on the sidelines of a U.N.-organized conference on democracy in the Arab world.


Speaking to reporters at the "Reform and Transitions to Democracy" organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Moussa reiterated the widespread call for an end to violence in Syria.

"We are all against the use of force against citizens. Bloodshed does not bode well," he said, describing the situation in Syria as "dangerous".


A day earlier, Qatar's emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said he favors sending Arab troops to Syria to stop the unrest.


Sheikh Hamad is the first Arab leader to publicly call for Arab troops to be deployed in Syria, where the UN estimates more than 5,000 people have been killed in the crackdown since mid-March last year.


The comments by the emir, whose wealthy nation once enjoyed cordial ties with Damascus, come with the Arab League set to review the work of its Syria monitoring mission later this month, amid increasing concern about its failure to end the violence.