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'Arab leaders divided over situations in Syria & Egypt' [Franklin Lamb @ PressTV]

Arab leaders are holding their annual summit in Kuwait. But the Arab League member states are already divided over the situations in Syria and Egypt.

Syria's seat in the 22-nation bloc remains vacant. Syria's membership was suspended in November 20-11. Now Algeria, Iraq and Lebanon are threatening to quit the summit if the seat is granted to the foreign-backed opposition. Meanwhile, the crisis in Egypt is the other bone of contention among the Arab League members. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt are piling pressure on Qatar to stop supporting Egypt's main opposition party, the Muslim Brotherhood. Tensions have been escalating over the issue in recent weeks. Saudi Arabia and Egypt have labeled the Muslim Brotherhood movement a terrorist organization.



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