CAIRO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Arab foreign ministers' call for a UN action on Damascus provides legitimacy for the U.S. administration to press head with its plan to strike Syria for its alleged chemical attack, analysts said.
"The Arab League's decision is a legitimate cover for more violence in Syria," Yousri el-Azabawi, a political expert in Al- Ahram Center for Political and Strategic studies, told Xinhua.
The resolution, dubbed "dangerous situation in Syria," urged the UN to take deterrent measures to put an end to the "genocide crimes" committed by the Syrian government in the past two years.
"Unfortunately, the Arabs presented a pretext for a war on Syria amid unreal justifications, just like what happened in Iraq in 2003 in the name of fighting terrorism and eliminating weapons of mass destruction, which proved to be false allegations," Azabawi said.
The Syrian government was smart in asking a UN team to probe the use of the chemical weapons, but this step provoked some Arab countries to press for a resolution before the international inspectors end their report, he explained.
"The Syrian people will be the only loser in the escalating violence in the country," the expert said, adding that the Arab countries should pay more attention to the civilians instead of the governments.
"The Arab decision came in the favor of the U.S. administration which is waiting for a congressional approval to strike Syria," he added.
On Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama said he had decided the United States should strike Syrian government targets in response to the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack, while adding that he would seek a congressional approval for any military action.
Gamal Salama, a professor of political science at Suez University, said the Arab resolution gives a boost to Obama's decision for military intervention.
He added that Arab citizens will not oppose a military action against Syria due to their own domestic problems and media mobilization against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.