WikiLeaks reveals 5 Arab countries concerned about Iran

At least five Arab countries are keeping a wary eye on Iran, as revealed in the classified US documents publicized by whistleblower website WikiLeaks.


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US Sen. John Kerry (l.) met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 14, 2006.

Sunni-majority, Sunni-controlled Egypt struggled between concern about Iran’s nuclear program and concern about how the world's most-populous Arab nation would react if they found out their government was seeking to halt Iran’s ascendancy. According to cables released Sunday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told US Sen. John Kerry (D) of Massachusetts that Iran was a known state sponsor of terrorism and that he backed the idea of sanctions. However, “I cannot say it publicly. It would create a dangerous situation,” he reportedly told Mr. Kerry.

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