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March 05, 2003

Tempers flare at Islamic summit

A CNN report indicates that there is no Solidarity Forever but instead the bumpercar experience of self-interest. But you had to be there
In his opening address at Wednesday's meeting, Izzat Ibrahim, the deputy chairman of Iraq's ruling Revolutionary Council, accused the United States of trying to overtake his country with its aggressive acts.

Ibrahim also blamed Kuwait for his country's suffering, calling the neighboring Gulf state "traitors" for cooperating with the United States and Israel.

That comment prompted the Kuwaiti representative to stand up and protest, to which Ibrahim countered, "Shut up, sit down you small agent [of the U.S.], you monkey!"

Kuwaiti television promptly cut away from the heated exchange and rejoined the conference later. [more]