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07KUWAIT691 2007-05-06 06:02:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Kuwait
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KUWAIT MEDIA REACTION - IRAN, IRAQ, AND ISRAEL

Tags:   OPRC KMDR KPAO XF KU MEDIA REACTION 
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UNCLAS KUWAIT 000691

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STATE FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/PA, NEA/AIA, NEA/PI, INR/NESA, R/MR, I/GNEA,
B/BXN, B/BRN, NEA/PPD, NEA/IPA
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PARIS FOR ZEYA

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TAGS: OPRC KMDR KPAO XF KU MEDIA REACTION

SUBJECT: KUWAIT MEDIA REACTION - IRAN, IRAQ, AND ISRAEL

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

-- Editor-in-Chief Ahmed Al-Jarallah, a critic of political Islamic
groups, Iran and Syria, penned on the front page of his
pro-government Al-Seyassah under the title "Sultan Saleem at Iran's
Door" (05/06):

"Tehran has chosen to confront the Americans whom they describe as
supporters of terrorism in Iraq since terrorist activity there
increased exponentially after the American occupation. Iran
considers this a good reason to create tension between it and Saudi
Arabia."

-- Conservative Islamist MP Khdhair Al-Enezi penned in progressive
Arabic daily Al-Qabas under the title "Good Deeds Punished"
(05/06):

"We continue to hear provocative talk from Iraqi officials in
response to the generous aid that Kuwait provides to the rebuilding
effort there. This aid far outweighs the debts Iraq owes to Kuwait.
This is not how things should be done, especially considering the
grave harm done to Kuwait by the Saddamist Baathists."

-- In moderate Arabic daily Al-Rai and under the title "Here and
There" Salah Al-Fadhli editorialized (05/06):

"The Majority of Arab states are still confused about how to deal
with Iraq. On the one hand, it is not in their interest for the
current explosive situation there to continue because it threatens
to spread to neighboring countries and possibly to the region as a
whole. On the other hand, some Arab states see a stable democratic
Iraq as a strategic threat because it is an opposing model to
dictatorial regimes. Because of this confusion, one finds Arab
states' positions spanning 'from here to there'."

-- "Which Peace Do You Seek?" was the title of Shiite Former MP
Hussein Al-Qallaf's piece in pro-government daily Al-Seyassah in
which he asked (05/06):

"Is there still any sensible and fair Arab who believes that the
United States seeks justice and a just peace between the Arabs and
Israel?"

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