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Saudis use summit to isolate Syria, Iran

Posted by seumasach on August 16, 2012

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

16th august, 2012

“To examine the situation in many countries of the Islamic world, intensify efforts to confront this situation, address the sources of discord and division therein, reunify the Islamic Ummah and promote Islamic solidarity.”

That is how Saudi Arabia’s leaders initially justified their decision to hold a special meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation conference (OIC) in Mecca this week – their actions since suggest their real intention was to use the OIC as part of their crusade against an embattled Damascus and their ‘cold war’ with Tehran.

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