Rice meets Arab allies as fears of US attack on Iran grow

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice toured the Middle East last week amid increasing opposition to Washington’s decision to escalate its military campaign in Iraq.

20th January, 2007

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice toured the Middle East last week amid increasing opposition to Washington’s decision to escalate its military campaign in Iraq.

Ostensibly, the five-day visit sought to explain to key regional allies the reasoning behind the White House’s decision to send 20,000 more troops to Iraq. Also on the agenda was the possibility of sectarian violence in Iraq spilling into neighbouring countries.

In an interview with the Kuwaiti...

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