Iran: "The Hated Arabs"

(Arab News-Saudi Arabia) Tariq Alhomayed - Last week, a senior official in Iran's Revolutionary Guard warned those he described as "hated Arabs" of the consequences of interfering in Syrian affairs. We can clearly see how Khomeinist Iran has lost ground with most Arab states, from Bahrain to the Arab Maghreb. Now we see Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi apologizing to the Syrian rebels for inviting Hizbullah to participate in the Ennahda movement conference in Tunisia, especially as Hizbullah is one of the most prominent supporters of the tyrant of Damascus, and is merely an agent of Iran colluding against the Syrians. The term "hated Arabs" reveals the racial element that drives Iran in our region, for the story is not only one of sectarianism, but also one of Tehran's Persian racial prejudices against Arab countries. The writer is editor in chief of Asharq Al-Awsat.

2012-08-03 00:00:00

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