World Bulletin/News Desk
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are in the midst of preparing alliance to counter groups in Libya and Yemen who are arming themselves.
In a statement to the AP agency, Egyptian senior officials have said that the four countries are considering an alliance in order to monitor and respond to any developments in the region.
The Egyptian officials said that this new coalition will be separate from the alliance that was created by USA against ISID and will not be used to control Iraq and Syria but rather assist Libya and Yemen.
An Egyptian official who did not wish to be identified noted that the negotiations had progressed to a certain stage and that the alliances' combined military capacity, numbers, centre, headquarters and financial matters had brought about certain misunderstandings. This aside, Jordan and Algeria also wished to join the alliance, wheras Qatar had not put forward any offer.
Even if the united strength of the alliance becomes a reality, there will be a coordinated effort to combat armed groups in the long term. The negotiating countries will also seek to get UN approval for their military forceLast Mod: 05 Kasım 2014, 11:39