Arab League chief says confident Iraqi army can fight ISIS

Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby during his interview on Al Arabiya’s Diplomatic Avenue program. (Al Arabiya)

Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby told Al Arabiya News Channel on Sunday that he believed the Iraqi army had the ability to fight Islamist insurgents in the country.

Speaking to Al Arabiya’s New York bureau chief Talal al-Haj, the Arab League head said the Iraqi army can still engage in a ground offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, even with the absence of U.S. ground troops.

Araby also stressed on the importance of the Iranian participation in the anti-ISIS coalition, saying Iran is an integral part of many conflicts in the region and should be considered “as part of the solution.”

Regarding Yemen, Araby said the situation in the country is very “critical” after Houthi rebels continue to maintain control over the Yemen capital.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42