Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Latest Convert to Pan-Arabism? It is Condoleezza, Of Course!

Rice says Arabs must shield Iraq from Iran's sway

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she would press Iraq's Arab neighbors hard next week to do more to support Baghdad's government and shield it from Iran's "nefarious influences."

Rice, set to attend a conference of Iraq's neighbors in Kuwait Tuesday, said her message would be for Arab states to fulfill their promises to increase diplomatic, economic, social and cultural ties with Baghdad's government.

"What Iraq now needs most and what I will push for in Kuwait is greater support from its neighbors," Rice said. "That includes establishing embassies in Baghdad and exchanging ambassadors."......"

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