Officials of an unidentified Arab nation told Israel representatives his nation was greatly concerned about the growing power of Iran in the region. In effect, the Arab nation indicated there was a growing sense of worry among Arab nations that a powerful Iran posed a threat to the entire Middle East. It appears nations which have significant Shiite minorities fear Iran will reach out to those groups in order to destabilize other nations. The official pointed out “if this is how Iran threatens when it doesn’t have nuclear weapons, what will it do when its nuclear program ripens.”
Perhaps, Israel is being offered a unique opportunity to forge positive relations with other Arab nations and help to organize an anti-Iran coalition of those fearing a powerful Iran. In a sense, Iran could replace Israel as the nation which is the center of Arab conflict in the Middle East.