Arab Resolve Against Invasion of Iraq Deepens

(Los Angeles Times) - Qatar and Saudi Arabia refuse to support the U.S., complicating any Bush administration plan to launch an attack from bases in the region. Public sentiment is so universal that even Kuwait - which a U.S.-led coalition liberated from Iraqi occupation in 1991 - is officially opposed to an invasion. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned the U.S. on Tuesday, "If you strike at the Iraqi people because of one or two individuals and leave the Palestinian issue, not a single ruler will be able to curb the popular sentiments. We fear a state of disorder and chaos may prevail in the region."

2002-08-28 00:00:00

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