Arabs largely silent on Iran unrest
Kuwait Times / AP

CAIRO: Key Arab nations have kept silent about Iran's political upheaval, possibly reluctant to antagonize the powerful nation sponsoring such militant groups as Hezbollah and Hamas. But there are signs the young and reform-minded are inspired by mass protests over the disputed election. The scenes of hundreds of thousands in the streets of Tehran are a stark contrast to Arab countries such as US ally Egypt, where widespread allegations of fraud during elections to ensure ruling party victories are greeted
with complaints by many in the public but little action.

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