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Arab US puppet states gloat at Iran strife, but wary of result
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http://www.khaleejtimes.ae/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=d...

22 June 2009

DUBAI - U.S.-allied Arab states who fear Iranian expansionism may be enjoying the spectacle of violent protest over President Ahmadinejads re-election, but fear over the fallout is beginning to filter through.

Thousands of Iranians have clashed with police in recent days claiming elections that gave populist anti-Western leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second term were rigged.

Arab officials broke their silence on Monday when the United Arab Emirates foreign minister appeared to back Tehrans claims of Western meddling, saying interference was unacceptable.

All countries in the region are in the same boat in believing that there is no interest for any country to be exposed to instability, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan said in comments carried by Al Jazeera television.

Many of the smaller Gulf Arab states lying across the Gulf waterway have maintained close ties with the Shiite power, veering from Saudi and Egyptian-led attempts to ostracise Iran over backing for Arab opposition groups and Shiites.

Saudi media has given maximum play to Tehrans troubles, with newspapers splashing images of bloodied protesters on front pages and pan-Arab channel Al Arabiya running endless footage.

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