When the Arab League foreign ministers hold on an emergency meeting this Thursday, three items are slated to top their agenda – the crisis in Syria, the threat of war in Sudan and three rock outcroppings in the Gulf
The tiny islands Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs have been in dispute for more than four decades. But a visit to Abu Musa by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on April 11 has ratcheted up tensions over them at a time when the region is already on edge over the nuclear standoff between Tehran and the West and over the revolution in Syria.
The way the Iranians are going crazy in the Gulf, the Saudis are going to respond to everything. They’re not going to let any Iranian step go unanswered, verbally or diplomatically,” he said. “They aim is to keep Iranians on as short a leash as possible.”
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