Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The new Middle East

In a sign that Saudi Arabia is not relaxing its diplomatic offensive against Iran, the government has today released (via Saudi Press Agency) a documentation of what it describes as decades of support to terrorism, including --

20.Iran was involved in Buenos Aires bombings in 1994, which resulted in the deaths of 85 people and the wounding 300 others. In 2003, British police arrested Hade Pour Soleimanpour, Iran's former ambassador to Argentina, for conspiring to carry out attack.

That would be the bombing of the Jewish center in Argentina's capital, where indeed it is generally although not universally accepted that a Hezbollah cell operating with Iranian support was responsible.

The news is therefore that Saudi Arabia, however obliquely, is including an Israel grievance in its list.

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