dgmodel Posted March 4 Report Share Posted March 4 Anyone else catch the hilarious barbs Qaddafi and the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz, threw at each other over the weekend at the Arab League meeting?!?A public slanging match between the Libyan and Saudi leaders dominated the Arab League summit on Iraq. The de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz, stormed out of the meeting after Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi berated him for seeking US protection in the 1991 Gulf War. Arab leaders had been meeting in the Egyptian port of Sharm el-Sheikh to try to forge a common position on the Iraq crisis amid the continuing build-up towards a possible US-led attack. The region is split over whether to support military action to force Saddam Hussein to disarm. The summit's final declaration "totally rejected any attack on Iraq" - despite the presence of American troops on the territory of several Arab countries. Earlier on Saturday, the United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to officially call for Saddam Hussein to go into exile in order to avert a war. Iraq, which was represented at the summit, angrily denounced the suggestion. The acrimonious exchange, which was broadcast live across the region, began when Colonel Gaddafi addressed the delegates. He said Saudi Arabia's King Fahd had been ready to "strike an alliance with the devil" when American troops were deployed to protect the kingdom after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. Crown Prince Abdullah interrupted, retorting: "Saudi Arabia is not an agent of colonialism". "Who exactly brought you to power?" he asked the Libyan leader. "You are a liar and your grave awaits you," he said, before Egyptian state television pulled the plug on the broadcast. Delegates said Colonel Gadaffi refused to withdraw his charge and Crown Prince Abdullah stormed out of the room. The conference was suspended for about half an hour while other participants calmed the two men down, news agencies reported...http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2811403.stm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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