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Expert: US Initiative to Form Anti-Iran Arab Alliance Doomed

Expert: US Initiative to Form Anti-Iran Arab Alliance Doomed Expert: US Initiative to Form Anti-Iran Arab Alliance Doomed

Egypt's reported withdrawal, fear of increased tensions with Iran and differences of opinion between Arabs and Washington have made it "impossible" to advance the US-led initiative aimed at forging an Arab alliance against Iran, says a political analyst. 
In a recent interview with ISNA, Ahmad Fateminejad added that the American initiative is doomed, particularly in light of Cairo's reported decision to pull out of US President Donald Trump's plan to contain Iranian power by formin an "Arab NATO" with key Arab allies. 
According to Reuters, Egypt conveyed its decision to the United States and other participants in the proposed Middle East Strategic Alliance, or MESA, ahead of a meeting held in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, last month to discuss the issue. 

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