The Arab World Is Telling the U.S.: "Don't Embolden Iran"

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - Every day in dozens of articles and op-ed pieces in newspapers, websites, radio, and television broadcasts in the Arab world, especially in the Gulf countries, people are extremely worried about the possibility that the U.S. might return to the nuclear deal with Iran. The Arabs don't trust Iran. They say Iran is trying to export the Islamic revolution to the Arab world and destabilize the Arab countries. They are less worried about the nuclear bomb than about what Iran is already doing and by what they perceive as a policy of appeasement towards Iran. They are saying, "Iran is already in Yemen through the Houthi militia; in Lebanon through Hizbullah; in Gaza through Hamas; in Syria through Hizbullah, in the Assad regime. Iran is also meddling in the internal affairs of Iraq, and Iran is sponsoring this wave of terrorism in Gaza." The message coming out of the Arab world to the U.S. right now is, "If you embolden Iran, you are facilitating Iran's mission to undermine security and stability in the Middle East. You are helping Iran threaten our regimes, our government, our economy. You are helping Iran through its proxies in the Middle East - Hizbullah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Houthis - spread terrorism in the Arab world."

2021-06-10 00:00:00

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