War threat strains tyrants' appeals for Arab unity

The pressure of imminent war has widened fissures in the Arab world.Two incidents this month highlight the strain building as US-led military action looms over the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.An Arab League summit at Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, on Mar. 1 became a shouting match between Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Abdullah.During a speech, Qaddafi criticized Saudi Arabia for asking the US to protect it against Iraq during the Persian Gulf War of 1991. Abdullah interrupted him with a warning to mind his own business.At the meeting, Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, proposed by letter a plan for Saddam to leave Iraq, which would...

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