Monday, February 15, 2010

Saudi Arabia - Iran

Wow, this is an interesting turn of events. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has indicated that sanctions against Iran are an insufficient response to their recent uranium enrichment announcement.

"Sanctions are a long-term solution," the Saudi minister said. "But we see the issue in the shorter term because we are closer to the threat," referring to Iran. "We need immediate resolution rather than gradual resolution."

He didn't identify a preferred short-term resolution.

U.S. officials traveling with Clinton said privately they were uncertain what al-Faisal meant...


It is widely accepted that most Arab countries do not want to see a nuclear Iran, because it would shift power in the region in a way they don't control and they don't like. Remains to be seen exactly what the Saudi minister had in mind as a suitable response.

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