The Iran Deal

Unlike Israel’s Netanyahu, Saudi Arabia now says it supports Iran Nuclear Deal

juancole.com – Juan Cole

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –

The Saudi-owned, pan-Arab London daily al-Sharq al-Awsat (the Middle East) reported on the meeting Friday between King Salman of Saudi Arabia and President Obama and their top foreign policy and security teams.

It said,

“American officials told al-Sharq al-Awsat that President Obama is eager to calm Saudi anxieties about Iranian influence and its interventions in the region, and that he pledged that the US would hold Iran’s feet to the fire about implementing its undertakings and preventing it from ever possessing a nuclear weapon. President Obama also vowed that his country would guarantee the security of the Gulf region and would expedite the arrival of American military frigates, in accordance with agreements already reached.”

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