Expert: Not all Arab countries to take part in Libya's military operations
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /
Despite the fact that the heads of Western countries call for Arab countries to take part in the Libyan operation, all the Arab countries will unlikely to take this step and take a direct part in the operation, Arabian independent expert Wael Mirza said.
"The Arab countries are unable to take part in the Libyan operation together with NATO," he said over phone from Abu Dhabi.
Speaking about the participation of Qatar and the UAE in the operation, he stressed that at present, these are the countries with the most favorable economic and political situation, allowing them to participate in such large-scale campaigns
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on March 17 calling for the introduction of a no-fly zone over Libya and approving the possibility of foreign military operations. The operations were launched on March 19.
The operation was called "Odyssey Dawn". Great Britain, France, US, Canada, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Denmark are involved in it. The task of the operation is to officially protect the civilian population of Libya from the violence exerted by the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.
Earlier, Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, William Hague, said that Great Britain expects that the Arab countries that supported the beginning of military operations in Libya, will join the campaign.
Mirza said that Qatar and the UAE, which supported military actions in Libya, assumed the role of the leading countries in the region after the former leader of the region - Egypt has lost its position.
Libya has seen mass unrest against the Gaddafi regime from Feb. 15. The people are protesting Gaddafi, who has ruled the country for 40 years. The number of the dead has hit thousands of people.