World Briefing | Middle East
Qatar: Qaddafi Runs Cold and Warm
What at first appeared to be a tirade by the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, against King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the Arab summit meeting in Doha, Qatar, turned out to be an effort to end a six-year feud. After denouncing Saudi Arabia as “a British creation with American protection,” Colonel Qaddafi said that the dispute was ended and that he was prepared to exchange visits. The two leaders then met for about 30 minutes and appeared to have reconciled, in time for Saudi Arabia to attend next year’s summit meeting, in Libya.