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Arab League's joint military force is a 'defining moment' for region
Arab League's joint military force is a 'defining moment' for region

Alarmed by the potential for civil war in Yemen, Arab leaders agreed Sunday to the creation of a joint military force that would attempt to bring some stability to the region and serve as a counterweight to the influence of Iran. The heads of the Arab League countries said the unit would be made up of volunteers and could be called up if a member state were facing a security or safety threat. Fahad Nazer, a political analyst in Washington who specializes in Saudi Arabia, said the creation of the force is “a defining moment for the Saudis, and it might be a defining moment for the region in general.” The agreement was made on the second day of the Arab summit in the Egyptian...

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