Arab Summit: Public Saudi - Libyan confrontation; Discussions resume behind closed doors
The Arab summit, held in Egypt, went into crisis after Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi said during his speech that Saudi Arabia had formed "an alliance with the devil" when it asked US troops to protect it from Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah interrupted angrily from across the room, questioning who put Gadhafi in power and telling him: "Don't talk or get involved in things which are not your business."
Shortly after that exchange, the live broadcast of the session was abruptly cut without explanation. The Saudi delegation left the summit, but later and after massive Arab efforts, it returned for the discussions behind closed doors. (Albawaba.com)
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