Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Middle Eastern Alliance Against Iran Involves Israel

Reuters: Saudi Arabia, Israel present de facto united front against Iran

Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim power.

Turkey also joined the de facto united front against Tehran as Saudi and Israeli ministers rejected an appeal from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for Sunni Gulf Arab states to work with Tehran to reduce violence across the region.

While Saudi Arabia remains historically at odds with Israel, their ministers demanded at the Munich Security Conference that Tehran be punished for propping up the Syrian government, developing ballistic missiles and funding separatists in Yemen.

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WNU Editor: This evolving Middle Eastern alliance against Iran is a story that is being under-reported in the West .... especially as the wars in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen continue. And now Turkey is getting involved .... Iran and Turkey trade barbs over Syria and Iraq (Al Jazeera). More here .... Iran says Turkey better not to test Tehran's patience (Tehran Times).

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