Of course the problem here is that neither the Arab League, nor its beleaguered Secretary-General, have much credibility in their own rights.
Arab League challenges Security Council's failure to keep security
New York, April 12, IRNA -- Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa
called for holding an international conference on how to preserve
world peace and security in the post-Iraq-war era.
Moussa told a meeting of the United Nations Security Council that
the conference would examine the viability of the current
international system of collective security 'after the blows it has
sustained and to prevent any further blows'.
"International and regional security cannot and should not be left
to be defined by one state alone or even a group of states away from
the United Nations," Moussa said in reference to the US-led invasion
of Iraq without Security Council authorization.
Moussa strongly criticized the United States for launching the
war, saying Arab nations had worked hard to pressure Baghdad to
readmit UN weapons inspectors and lay a path toward peaceful
"We cannot accept that the Security Council be held in contempt.
We cannot accept that its role be confined to repairing the damage of
war, thus reducing it to an executing arm of policies which it had not
designed," Moussa told the Security Council meeting on Friday.
"Foreign occupation, no matter in what cloak, will sooner or later
lead to a revolution that will haunt it," he said.
"People are enraged and infuriated," Arab League leader pointed