Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Arab leaders pose for a family photo prior to the opening ceremony of the Arab summit in Damascus on March 29, 2008. Front row (L-R) Morocco's Prince Moulay Rachid, Comoros Islands President Ahmed Abdullah Sambi, Palestinain president Mahmud Abbas, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir, Libyan Leader Moamer al-Kadhafi, Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, United Arab Emirates's President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Ahmed al-Sabah. Syria is hosting today a summit boycotted this year by half of the Arab world's leaders who blame Damascus for the political crisis in Lebanon.
Tunisia is not an American state but it is a sovereign state whose people rose up against a dictator (Zine El Abidine Ben Ali) who worked for the West... I hope the Tunisian state will not be influenced by this pressure.
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