Arab League Secretary General rejects Kuwaiti charges of supporting Saddam
On Sunday, Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa rejected charges by Kuwaiti lawmakers that he supported Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
"I am not pro-Saddam, I am pro-Arab and do not take a position for any of the parties," Mussa told reporters in the Egyptian capital, cited by AFP.
"We support Kuwait's security as much as that of Iraq," he added, while acknowledging the emirate had a right to be bitter given the August 1990 Iraqi invasion.
"But today, it is Iraq's security that is threatened," the Arab League Head said to justify regional solidarity with Baghdad.
According to various Arab press reports, Kuwaiti deputies had criticized Saturday the League's stance on Iraq. "It seems that (Mussa) has a liking for Saddam and a certain desire to support the Iraqi regime," Al-Hayat quoted Kuwaiti deputy Moslem al-Barak as saying. (Albawaba.com)
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