BREAKING: Arab Parl't resorts to Security Council for Turkish withdrawal from Syria, Libya



Wed, 24 Jun 2020 - 02:01 GMT


Wed, 24 Jun 2020 - 02:01 GMT

Turkish soldiers stand guard in Syria on Oct 23, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

Turkish soldiers stand guard in Syria on Oct 23, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO – 24 June 2020: The Arab Parliament on Wednesday decided resorting to the United Nations Security Council for a full withdrawal of all Turkish forces and mercenaries from both Syria and Libya.

A statement by the Parliament also condemned direct military intervention in Syria and Libya, stressing, “Turkey must respect the sovereignty of the Arab states.”

FILE: The Arab Parliament

“Turkey must be bound by the principles of good-neighborliness,” the statement added.

The Arab Parliament held a virtual session on Wednesday under its Speaker Mishaal al Salami to discuss the latest political and security issues in the Arab world.

Yesterday, Arab foreign ministers have agreed to stick to a political solution for the Libyan crisis in accordance with the outcome of the Berlin Conference and the Cairo Declaration.

In a video meeting held on Tuesday, the ministers underlined the importance of a cease-fire and also discussed the reservations of Al-Wefaq government and Qatar on the declaration.

The foreign ministers reiterated that they upheld the sovereignty of the state of Libya, the wholeness of its territories, and its national unity “every step of the way.”

The ministers condemned all forms of foreign military interference in Libya.

Moreover, the Arab Parliament has announced preparing actions to stop Iran’s interference in the region, pointing out that Iran is providing the Houthi militias in Yemen with weapons to threaten neighboring countries.

The Parliament further said there is a unified strategy to stop dealing with Iran and curb its interference in Arab countries.

A number of important decisions are adopted at today's session that aims at promoting Arab economic and social integration, an official statement by the Arab Parliament added.



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