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Cablegate: Kuwait Media Reaction - Iran

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SUBJECT: KUWAIT MEDIA REACTION - IRAN


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Monday, June 19, 2006

-- Political Science professor and former dean of the American
University in Kuwait Dr. Shafiq Nazim Al-Ghabra editorialized in
moderate Arabic daily Al-Rai Al-Aam under the title "Iran on the
scale": "It is difficult to conclude that Iran is facing a time of
unrest. To the contrary, Iran is now living a period of national
stability and that is due to the harmony between Iran's government
and the republic's religious leader. This stability is contingent
upon current high oil prices, the power of the executive authority,
and the nature of the strife with the United States. As a matter of
fact, the confrontation with the U.S. strengthens the influence of
the conservative groups in Iran. Iran is utilizing the conflict with
the U.S. over its nuclear program to distract America's attention
from other issues in Iran such as human rights, and the legitimacy
of the republic's religious leader."

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