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Arab Countries Accuse Iran of Sponsoring Terror

Iranian President Rouhani with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo: wikicommons/president.ir)

Nearly a dozen Arab nations have submitted a letter to the United Nations accusing Iran of what we already know to be true - that the Islamic Republic is a sponsor of terrorism. The Times of Israel reports that eleven countries cautioned U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that Iran has increased its support of terrorist groups since the signing of the nuclear deal:

A UN watchdog on Monday hailed a letter by nearly a dozen Arab nations that accuses Iran of sponsoring terrorism throughout the Middle East, and of ramping up its support of jihadist groups since the signing of its nuclear deal with the US-led P5+1 nations last year.

The October 27 letter to outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cautioned that Iran “continues to play a negative role in causing tension and instability in our region,” and cited Tehran’s “expansionist regional policies, flagrant violations of the principle of sovereignty and constant interference in the internal affairs of Arab States.”

The letter was signed by the UN ambassadors of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

“We stress that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a State sponsor of terrorism in our region, from Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, to Houthis in Yemen and terrorist groups and cells in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Iraq, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and elsewhere,” the countries wrote.

The Arab countries charged the Islamic Republic “calls for the export of its revolution to other countries” through its religious and political leaders.

“Unfortunately, since the signing of the nuclear deal, we have seen nothing but increased Iranian aggression in the region and the continuation of support for terrorist groups,” the letter said...

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