A forum devoted to current political, economic trends, and news of the Maghreb region.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The recent decision of Morocco to sever ties with Iran illustrates the growing concern by Arab countries of the rising regional power of Iran. Granted the Bahrain controversy was key in that decision, but there is a sense that Iran is increasingly alienating many of its Arab Sunni neighbors. Morocco is already concerned about Iran's efforts in the kingdom to proselytise Shi'ism in a predominantly Sunni country.