TITLE

Gulf States fear a U.S. attack on Iraq

AUTHOR(S)
Janardhan, N.
PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;8/29/2002, Vol. 93 Issue 35, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A U.S. attack on Iraq has the potential to plunge the entire Middle East into instability and violence, say key Arab analysts. Some top American policy-makers feel that by liberating Iraq and establishing a democratic government in Baghdad, the United States will achieve tremendous benefits in the region. Among these, they argue, would be a strengthening of reformist forces in Iran and a weakening of radical Islamic forces. An invasion of Iraq, far from boosting democratic forces in the Middle East, will only fuel anti-American rage, embolden radicals, weaken U.S. allies and lead to more terrorism. That is precisely the cause for concern among Gulf regimes, with their vast oil and gas resources and extreme political sensitivity.
ACCESSION #
10073670

 

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