Gaddafi opens 22nd Arab Summit, saying Arabs need deeds not words

11:45, March 28, 2010      

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday that Arab regimes are faced with unprecedented and increasing challenges from the public in the Arab states in addressing the opening session of the 22nd Arab Summit.

"The Arab leaders are unenviable situation. The public are going ahead in defying the regimes and any decisions we take that are not satisfactory to the public and not in line with their desires, then these decisions will fail," said the Libyan leader whose country is hosting the gathering of Arab leaders.

The Arab citizens need deeds not words, he said.

"The Arabs are waiting for actions from this summit. They had enough of speeches and talks. The Arab citizens are currently rebellious and observing the situation," said Gaddafi.

The two-day summit kicked off Saturday morning at the Libyan city of Sirte to discuss a package of major regional issues. Arab and international efforts to revive Palestinian-Israeli talks and Israel's determination to forge ahead with the construction of new settlement in mostly Arab east Jerusalem are due to dominate the meeting.

Source: Xinhua
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