Arab News
February 17, 2010

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Iran on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism the world over, including in the Kingdom. Answering a student’s question during a town-hall-style forum at Jeddah’s Dar Al-Hekma women’s college about the US pressuring Iran on nuclear weapons while giving a pass to Israel, Clinton said: “Iran has threatened other countries — including the Kingdom.Iran has funded terrorists that have launched attacks within other countries — including the Kingdom.”

Clinton said that Iran’s behavior on the world stage should raise concerns with countries in the region.

“If you were the leader of a country that’s a neighbor, or further away watching as Iran lobs longer-range missiles, watching as they have internal political turmoil so you’re not sure exactly who’s making decisions, and hearing them say that they are going to go forward with enriching uranium, discovering a secret facility that they never disclosed to anyone, violating their obligations to the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency, you’ve got to ask yourself why are they doing this?” she said in her lengthy reply to the student’s question.

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