Saudi Minister Says Arabs Should Stand Up to Iran

[AP] Salah Nasrawi - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat urged Arabs on Tuesday to stand up to Iran's ambitions in the region, including its nuclear program. At a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, Prince Saud al-Faisal stressed "a unified and a joint vision" in dealing with the "Iranian challenge in regard to Arabian Gulf security and the nuclear issue." The predominantly Sunni Arab Middle East has been wary of the growing influence of Shiite Iran. Arabs fear that the Obama administration's expected efforts to engage Tehran might lead to a deal that would bring the U.S. and Iran closer at the expense of Arab interests.

2009-03-04 06:00:00

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