UAE's Gargash calls for new Arab national security framework

The Arabs will be marginalised without national security, minister says

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs called for a new Arab national security framework following the latest developments in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin.

“The developments pertaining to Afrin reaffirm the need to work on rebuilding and restoring the concept of Arab national security on a realistic and modern basis,” Dr Anwar Gargash tweeted late on Sunday.

“Without that, Arabs will be marginalised and their homes an [exposed] public domain.”

Dr Gargash’s statements come after an attack by Turkish troops in northern Syria in a bid to oust a US-allied Kurdish militia from the area.

The Turkish offensive on Afrin was launched on Saturday and has added tensions to the already complicated Syrian conflict.


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