However, Gates cautioned that before any military operation in Lbya
, where protesters are fighting pitched battles with dictator Moammer Qadaffi's mercenaries, the US should consider the implications of the operation on Afghanistan and on the Gulf region.
They were: Afghanistan, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gold Coast, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Lberia, Lbya
, Nepal, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Democratic Republic of [North] Vietnam, State of Vietnam, and Yemen.
The countries included the six GCC countries and other Arab countries including Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Lbya
, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen and Algeria.