Iran’s complaint about Western conspiracies against it is laid bare in a letter to the United Nations from about a dozen Arab nations, arguing that the Islamic republic is a “State sponsor of terrorism” throughout the region.
Moreover, the ayatollah’s support of jihadist groups that roil the Middle East remains unchanged since Iran signed an international nuclear accord with the United States and other nations last year, according to the letter from 11 countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Qatar and Yemen.
Iran continues “to play a negative role in causing tension and instability in our region” through “expansionist regional policies, flagrant violations of the principle of sovereignty and constant interference in the internal affairs of Arab States,” according to the letter addressed to the U.N. General Assembly.
These reckless interventions include supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon and assorted terrorist cells in Iraq, Kuwait and elsewhere.
So much for bringing Iran into the fold of civil nations — as the Obama administration insists — through a nonstarter nuclear accord. But more importantly, this latest complaint against Iran is lodged entirely by Muslim nations, including former allies such as Sudan, notes Hillel Neuer, director of the group U.N. Watch.
The question is, what will be Turtle Bay’s response to legitimate concerns raised by Middle East nations besides issuing an ineffectual resolution?
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