‚Quiet‘ Arab coalition supports attack on Iran

09.10.2011                      12.Cheschwan. 5772


'Quiet' Arab coalition supports attack on Iran

Analysis: Experts say Mideast leaders are afraid to publicly support Iran attack, be branded as traitors siding with "Zionist entity."

As speculation grows over Israeli or American plans to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, questions are being raised over Arab support for a military strike. Last year’s WikiLeaks trove of US diplomatic cables showed unanimous support among Arab rulers for military action. Then as now, however, in public, those same rulers have remained tight-lipped.
The cables revealed an abiding mistrust across the region of Iranian ambitions. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah urged Washington to “cut off the head of the snake,” and both he and then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak described the Islamic Republic as “evil” and untrustworthy….