Palestinian distrust of Iran revealed in leaked papers
The Guardian / Ian Black
26-Jan-2011 (one comment)

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, tried to persuade a
Palestinian businessman to contribute millions of dollars to a radio
station for the Iranian opposition after the country's disputed
presidential elections in 2009, according to leaked documents.

move was cited by Saeb Erekat, the PLO's chief negotiator, in a meeting
with the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell as evidence of the
Palestinian Authority's support for US strategic goals in the region, in
particular its attempts to counter the influence of Iran, which
finances the armed resistance movements Hamas and Hezbollah.

the moment of truth in the Middle East," Erekat told Mitchell in
October 2009. "Ahmadinejad is in Gaza and Lebanon. Pakistan is going
failed. The Arab states are doing nothing. You know AM [Abu
Mazen/Mahmoud Abbas] had to convince a businessman to pay for Mussawi to
have [a] radio station."

The PLO official put a figure on the
reported donation to Mir Hossein Mousavi's campaign in a meeting with
the US national security adviser, General James Jones, in October 2009.
"Ten days ago, we had to convince a Palestinian businessman to pay $50m
for Mussawi to have a radio station," Erekat said.

The Guardian
has established from Iranian opposition sources that the approach was
made by Iranians seeking to exploit old ... >>>

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by fussygorilla on

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