Monday, July 04, 2011
SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN WORRY ABOUT LIBYA
Saudi Arabia and Iran are nervous about the CIA coups in North Africa.
On 6 June 2011, Anissa Haddadi, at the International Business Times, asks: Are the Libyan rebels backed by Saudi Arabia or by Iran?.
According to Anissa Haddadi:
1. Obama asked Saudi Arabia to arm the rebels in Libya.
Apparently, Saudi Arabia has not armed the rebels.
2. Saudi Arabia prevented the rebel leaders from reaching Qatar, where they had meetings planned.
3. Iran is sympathetic to the "Islamic awakening" in Libya but opposes the Nato military strikes.
4. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said: "The 'double standard' action of the Western countries in Bahrain and Libya and their silence towards the atrocities of the Zionist regime against the innocent Palestinians shows their contradictory performance in the world."
The supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said: "Iran ... condemns the (NATO) military action in Libya."