If the Arab League goes to the UN requesting the use of force, Russia and China will NOT use their Veto.
Qatar's emir suggests sending troops to Syria - Middle East - Al Jazeera English (external - login to view)
The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has said Arab troops should be sent to Syria to end the political unrest in the country that the UN says has left more than 5.000 people dead.
In an interview on Friday with US broadcaster CBS for the news programme 60 Minutes, Sheikh Hamad was asked if he was in favour of Arab nations intervening, to which he replied: "For such a situation to stop the killing ... some troops should go to stop the killing."
Sheikh Hamad is the first Arab leader to publicly suggest foreign intervention in Syria, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad is now in its tenth month.
Speaking about his own influence on the uprisings in the Arab world, he said: "We are supporting the people of those countries ... [who are] asking for justice and dignity.
"If this [is] influence, I think this is a healthy influence. I think all the world should support this."
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Syria crisis: Qatar calls for Arabs to send in troops.
The ruler of the Gulf state of Qatar has said Arab countries should send troops into Syria to stop government forces killing civilians there.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani told US television channel CBS "some troops should go to stop the killing".
It is the first time an Arab leader has publicly called for military intervention in Syria.
More than 5,000 civilians have been killed since anti-government protests erupted in Syria in March, the UN says.
Qatar was the first Arab country to join the Nato-led operation in Libya, which led to the downfall of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
It has also led regional criticism of the crackdowns on protesters by President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and in Yemen by President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Interviewed on the 60 Minutes programme, Sheikh Hamad was asked if he was in favour of Arab nations intervening in Syria.
"For such a situation to stop the killing... some troops should go to stop the killing," he said, in the programme to be broadcast on Sunday.