Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The League of Arab States Council meeting held at ministerial level at headquarters in its ordinary (119th) session...
To condemn the US British military aggression on Iraq - a member state of the United Nations and of the League of Arab States
To deem this military aggression a violation of the Charter of the United Nations and of the principles of international law, a deviation from international legality and a threat to international security and peace, a provocation of the international community and of world public opinion which calls for the peaceful resolution of international disputes and for recourse to international legality
To call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of occupying US-British forces from Iraqi lands, and for making them accountable for the financial, moral and legal liabilities of this military aggression."
"The US-British Military Aggression on Iraq and Its Import for the Security and Peace of Neighbouring Arab Countries and for Arab National Security" Mar. 22-25, 2003
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The League of Arab States was established on March 22, 1945 upon signature of its Pact by seven Arab States. The League is a national and regional organization that seeks to promote closer ties among member-states and coordinate their policies and their economic, cultural and security plans with a view to developing collective cooperation, protecting national security and maintaining the independence and sovereignty of member-states; thereby enhancing the potential for joint Arab action in all fields."
"League of Arab States," International Monetary Fund (IMF) website, Mar. 25, 2003
"The league has as its purpose the strengthening of the relations between the member-states, the coordination of their policies in order to achieve co-operation between them and to safeguard their independence and sovereignty; and a general concern with the affairs and interests of the Arab countries.
It has also as its purpose the close co-operation of the member states, with due regard to the organization and circumstances of each state, on the following matters:
Economic and financial affairs, including commercial relations, customs, currency, and questions of agriculture and industry
Communications; this includes railroads, roads, aviation, navigation, telegraphs and posts
Nationality, Passports, visas, execution of judgments and extradition of criminals
Article II, Arab League Charter, Mar. 22, 1945
Organization of Arab states
22 Arab states
Amre M. Moussa, Secretary General
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22 member Arab states and the year of their admittance: Egypt (1945), Iraq (1945), Jordan (1945), Lebanon (1945), Saudi Arabia (1945), Syria (1945), Yemen (1945), Libya (1953), Sudan (1956), Tunisia (1958), Kuwait (1961), Algeria (1962), Bahrain (1971), U.A.E. (1971), Oman (1971), Mauritania (1973), Somalia (1974), Palestine (1976), Djibouti (1977), Comoros (1993), Morocco (1958), Qatar (1971)