Arab Leaders Say War would Destabilize Region

(AP/ABC News) The Saudis fear the overthrow of Saddam and his Sunni Muslim-dominated regime would strengthen Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority, which could lead to close ties between Shiites in Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia to the detriment of the ruling Saudi royal family. Syria and Egypt worry that the end of autocracy in Baghdad might focus unwelcome attention on the lack of democracy in their own societies.

2003-02-07 00:00:00

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