Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud
Obama’s kowtowing to Iran threatens to make the world a far more dangerous place than it already is, and in short order. The U.S. should not have gotten involved militarily in Syria in the interests of installing an al-Qaeda regime there, but the Saudis have no such compunction, even though such a state might ultimately threaten them — they have been playing that particular double game for decades now.
“Saudi Arabia Will Go It Alone,” by the Saudi Ambassador to Britain, Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud in the New York Times, December 17:
London “” Saudi Arabia has been friends with our Western partners for decades; for some, like the United Kingdom where I serve as ambassador, for almost a century. These are strategic alliances that benefit us both. Recently, these relationships have been tested “” principally because of differences over Iran and Syria.
We believe that many of the West’s policies on both Iran and Syria risk the stability and security of the Middle East. This is a dangerous gamble, about which we cannot remain silent, and will not stand idly by….
And yet rather than challenging the Syrian and Iranian governments, some of our Western partners have refused to take much-needed action against them. The West has allowed one regime to survive and the other to continue its program for uranium enrichment, with all the consequent dangers of weaponization.
This year’s talks with Iran may dilute the West’s determination to deal with both governments. What price is “peace” though, when it is made with such regimes?…