Arab foreign ministers are to meet in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to discuss Syria crisis as the US mulls military action against the Arab country.
Arab League deputy chief, Ahmed Ben Helli, said on Saturday that the ministers would meet on Sunday to talk about the latest developments in Syria.
Ben Halli added that the meeting was initially planned for Tuesday, but was advanced " in light of rapid developments in the Syria situation and based on the request of several Arab states. ”
On August 27, the Arab League claimed that the Syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack near the capital, Damascus. On August 21, the foreign-backed militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed that the government forces had used chemical weapons in an attack against militant strongholds in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar, killing hundreds of people. Following the revelation, the United States was quick to engage in a major publicity campaign to promote war against Syria despite the fact that Damascus categorically rejected the claim that it has been behind the attack. On August 26, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said failure awaits the United States - the staunch ally of the Israeli regime - if it launches war on Syria, describing the recent allegations against Damascus as an “insult to common sense” and “nonsense.”