Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: "Iran Taking Advantage of Arab Problems to Advance Its Own Interests"

[MEMRI] In a Sep. 29 op-ed, Tariq Al-Homayed, editor of the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, wrote: "The Arabs should also make efforts to put their own house in order, so that the intra-Palestinian division is no longer an obstacle to peace negotiations....They must strive to resolve [regional] problems that threaten peace, including their differences with Syria - which has [finally] realized that the Iranian boat is sinking. It must also make order in Lebanon and [face] Hizbullah, which is serving the interests of Iran rather than those of Lebanon or the Arabs. These are the important things that need to be addressed, so as not to miss the genuine opportunity presented by Obama through being preoccupied [solely] with the issue of settlements [at a time] when our region is about to face the resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue and when Iran is taking advantage of our problems to advance its own interests."

2009-10-06 08:00:00

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