Arab States Quiet Over Ahmadinejad Remarks

Thursday December 15, 2005 8:01 PM

By TAREK AL-ISSAWI

Associated Press Writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Arab governments appeared reluctant Thursday to condemn Iran’s president for calling the Holocaust a “myth” used by Europeans to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world.

While official Arab reaction in such cases is usually slower than international reaction, any issue involving a defense of Israel is a thorny one for Arab governments, who risk appearing to side with Israel against a Muslim nation.
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