Qatar said Sunday that it would joint the international allied effort against Muammar Qaddafi. Speaking to Al-Jazeera, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said that "Qatar will participate in military action because we believe there must be Arab states undertaking this action, because the situation there is intolerable.
"The cause of killing is not a protest ... it has become an open war involving mercenaries. I think that this is an issue that must stop very quickly," the prime minister said. "We do not accept any harm coming to the Libyan people. We are not targeting the Libyan people, or targeting even Qadaffi or his sons, quite the opposite. How can we stop the bloodshed, this is our intention," he added.