By Shaimaa Fayed REUTERS
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:13pm IST
REUTERS – Iraq’s envoy to the Arab League said it would invite Arab states to use oil as a weapon to press for a halt to Israeli attacks on Gaza, but later appeared to withdraw the remark, saying Baghdad would make no particular proposal to a League meeting.
“The Iraqi representative to the Arab League Qais el-Azzawy denies that there is a proposal by Iraq to the Arab foreign ministers meeting tomorrow (Saturday) that will specifically look into the Israeli aggression on Gaza,” Azzawy said in a statement emailed to Reuters by a media assistant.
Arab foreign ministers will meet on Saturday at the Cairo-based Arab League to discuss the Israeli onslaught on Gaza.
“Azzawy said that Iraq will listen to what will be presented by Palestine and Egypt, which asked for the urgent meeting, adding that Iraq is with Arab consensus on decision regarding the Israeli aggression on Gaza,” the Baghdad any envoy’s latest statement said.
NOTE BY THE EDITOR: That is the problem! Joint Arab political and economic action could bear fruit, but they are afraid to even try.