Arab Summit Shows Sharp Divisions on Iraq

(AP/Washington Post) At an Arab summit aimed at finding unity over the Iraq crisis Saturday, Saudi Arabia's crown prince and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi shouted insults at each other and the United Arab Emirates called on Saddam Hussein to step down. Syrian President Bashar Assad accused the United States of seeking to secure Iraq's "oil and redrawing the region's map and destroying Iraq's infrastructure." "We are all targeted ... we are all in danger," Assad said. Gadhafi said Saudi Arabia had formed "an alliance with the devil" when it asked U.S. troops to protect it from Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War. Abdullah interrupted angrily from across the room, calling Gadhafi "an agent for colonizers."

2003-03-03 00:00:00

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