Arab Spring may turn into Iranian winter: Israel PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meetin…
The pro-democracy uprisings sweeping through the Arab world are in danger of being manipulated by Iran’s Islamic Republic, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu warned in an interview with AFP.Speaking in an exclusive interview with AFP at the weekend, the Israeli premier said the unprecedented protests sweeping through the Middle East
and North Africa
could go one of two ways.
“What we hope to see is the European Spring of 1989,” he said, referring to the year which marked a turning point for the wave of revolutions sweeping through the Eastern Bloc which led to the break-up of the Soviet Union two years later.
But Tehran, he warned, was trying to cash in on the tide of mass uprising sweeping the region to turn it to its advantage in a bid to repeat the events of 1979 and the Islamic Revolution.