Are the people of the Middle Eastern countries all Arabic except for Iran?
I am not including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey because there is dispute as to whether they are European or Middle Eastern.
But in Lebanon I have heard some people say that they are different to the other Arab states in that ethnically they are Phoenician and not Arab. I have heard some people say that no, they too are Arab and others say that they are a mixture/hybrid of the two.
So what is the actual case?