Iraq Demands “Action Not Words” From Arab Summit
Arab leaders must come up with "action not words" when they hold a summit in Beirut at the end of this month, an official Iraqi daily said on Saturday, referring to a Mideast peace proposal recently floated by the Saudi Crown Prince.
"As the summit nears, the Arabs need action not more words. They must free themselves of the will of foreigners to achieve Arab solidarity," Al-Qadissiya stated.
"The Arabs must understand each other and forget their rancor spread by colonialists and enemies to achieve the objectives of the nation by liberating Palestine and its holy sites and ending the injustice done to Iraq and other Arab countries," the newspaper said, quoted by AFP.
The summit "must bring the Arab nation out of crisis, preserve its dignity ... and remain true to the blood spilled in Palestine and in Iraq.
"The Arabs at their summit can force the American and Zionist aggressors to respect and not undermine their rights."
On Wednesday, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz said he would try to detail the initiative, welcomed in much of the Arab world, praised by the United States and cautiously approved by Israel, during the upcoming summit.
Abdullah has suggested that Arab countries normalize relations with Israel in exchange for a full withdrawal from occupied territories. (Albawaba.com)