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Qatar urges Arab countries to "interfere" in Syria

Arab World Materials 26 September 2012 00:14
Qatar's Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Tuesday called for Arab governments to undertake measures to end the conflict in Syria because of failure by the UN Security Council to do so, dpa reported.
Qatar urges Arab countries to "interfere" in Syria

Qatar's Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Tuesday called for Arab governments to undertake measures to end the conflict in Syria because of failure by the UN Security Council to do so, dpa reported.

Al-Thani said the conflict in Syria has reached an "unacceptable phase" in which "hundreds of innocent people are killed every day by the fire of a regime that does not hesitate to use all kinds of weapons against its own people."

He said Arab countries can "interfere out of their national, humanitarian, political and military duties" and do all that would be necessary to end the conflict. He noted that Arab countries had acted in the 1970s to stop fighting in Lebanon.

The Syrian government has accused Qatar and Saudi Arabia of supporting the armed opposition in the fight to unseat the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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