Gulf summit in Doha ends with condemnation to Iraq, Israel
Gulf states condemned Saddam Hussein for threatening Kuwait and said Sunday that Mideast peace is possible only if Israel withdraws from Palestinian territories.
The six-state Gulf Cooperation Council convened its annual two-day summit Saturday with four heads of state missing. In its final statement Sunday, the Gulf council lashed out at Saddam for his purported Dec. 7 apology to Kuwaitis, saying the message was an "incitement for the Kuwaiti people against their leadership and government and a support for the terror acts that occurred in Kuwait."
Sunday's communique also urged U.N. weapons inspectors in Iraq to work in "an objective and unbiased manner," while calling on the international community to ensure the quick completion of the inspections.
The statement also condemned terrorism "in all its forms" and attacked Israel for continued aggression against the Palestinians. The statement also called for terrorism to be distinguished from "the people's right to resist occupation." (Albawaba.com)
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