Arab Spring is an opportunity to reconcile Middle East with West, says Ghannouchi

News article, posted 05.30.2012, from Tunisia, in:
Arab Spring is an opportunity to reconcile Middle East with West, says Ghannouchi

The head of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party, Rachid Ghannouchi, said on Tuesday that the Arab Spring provided an opportunity to reconcile Arab public opinion with the West.

He spoke at the opening of a conference in Doha on relations between the United States and the Muslim world focused on the challenges created by the popular revolts that have swept the region and changed the political map.

Since they first began in Tunis at the end of 2010, popular uprisings have forced from power the leaders of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen.

"It is the start of a process to rectify the flawed historical situation that saw Western countries supporting dictators in the region, whose people hated those countries for their support," Ghannouchi was quoted as saying by Qatar's state news agency QNA.

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