Will the ‘Iranian threat’ push Arabs closer to Israel?
The New Arab.
Emirati ambassador to the US, Yousef al-Otaiba and Bahrain’s legal advisor Sheika Haya Rashed al-Khalifa attended the event in New York on Monday, which was largely dominated by pro-Israeli US diplomats, including organisation founder, Mark Wallace and former CIA chief James Woolsey.
The day-long conference was organised by UANI, which describes itself as a spearhead for the “global education campaign focused on the risks of doing business with Iran.”
The public event was launched by the UAE’s ambassador, al-Otaiba who discussed the Gulf State’s view of the nuclear deal almost a year after it had been reached.
Arab academics including Lebanese Tony Badran and Saudi Arabian Mohammed Khalid Al-Yahya were among the speakers presenting the fourth session entitled Iran’s Destabilising Role in the Middle East.