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Gadhafi: Arab leaders must unite

March 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM   |   Comments

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 30 (UPI) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi told Arab leaders assembled at the Arab summit in Syria they must unite as one or face death.

The Libyan official said those Arab leaders who do not work toward a unified Arab nation could potentially find themselves facing a fate similar to that of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who was executed in 2006, GulfNews.com reported Sunday.

"One day, you will see yourselves in a similar situation and at that time no one should blame (anyone) but himself because we did not work sincerely to build a strong and unified Arab nation. Each one of you hates others. Syria is not on good terms with its neighbors, while Libya has stronger ties with Italy than it has with Tunisia or Egypt," Gadhafi said Saturday.

Gadhafi also advised Arab leaders to focus on investments in Africa and unify territories in Asia and the African Union, GulfNews.com reported.

The Libyan leader also called for a democratic state in the Middle East which would unite the Palestinian National Authority and Israel, the Web site said.

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