U.S. Grapples with Rift among Mideast Allies

(Wall Street Journal) Jay Solomon - Divisions among the U.S.'s closest Arab and Muslim allies are imperiling the Obama administration's efforts to forge unified responses to crises in the Middle East, including Syria's civil war and Egypt's economic turmoil. According to American officials, in one camp are Qatar and Turkey, whose leaders are supportive of a political Islam like that of the Muslim Brotherhood that is gaining hold in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia and Libya. A second camp is led by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan, Sunni monarchies whose royal families are hostile toward the Muslim Brotherhood.

2013-04-30 00:00:00

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