Moussa hints AL may accept Iraq Governing Council
Members of Iraq's U.S-appointed Governing Council said Friday they were confident the Arab League would accept it as Iraq's legitimate government and let it participate in the League's upcoming meetings.
The Arab League's secretary general, Amr Moussa, sounded
upbeat about this prospect, saying that the decision would
be discussed before the next Arab League meeting starts
Tuesday in Cairo. "I leave that to the council of ministers, but Iraq is an Arab country, a member state of the Arab League and its membership has not been abolished or suspended," Moussa said on the sidelines of a conference in Italy.
"We will be there," added Adnan Pachechi, a member of
the council's presidential committee, who was also
attending the conference.
Another member of the Governing Council said consensus was emerging among Arab countries to accept the Governing Council as the legitimate representation of Iraq. (Albawaba.com)
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