Saudi Interior Minister Says Iraq still a Threat to Region
Saudi Interior Minister Nayef bin Abdul Aziz said Tuesday that the Iraqi regime was still a threat to the entire Gulf region.”
"The Iraqi regime repeats its threats (against Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) and refuses the offers of those who want to put it back on the right track," Prince Nayef was quoted as saying by the official SPA agency.
The interior minister was alluding to the Iraqi rejection of a declaration drafted by Arab leaders during last week's Amman summit, aimed at solving the issue of Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations, according to SPA.
But the minister said that the kingdom distinguishes between Saddam’s regime and the Iraqi people, SPA added.
'The kingdom supports the Iraqi people, and we care about them. Their suffering does not make us happy,” he said.
Also Tuesday, Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abdel Meguid said Kuwait could in no way be held responsible for the failure of the rapprochement attempt between the two countries, according to AFP.
"Iraq's laying of the blame on Kuwait for the Arab summit's failure to resolve their differences is unacceptable", he said in Cairo.
Jordan's King Abdullah II has been chosen by the Amman summit to lead efforts to solve the Iraqi-Kuwaiti impasse – Albawaba.com
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