February 16, 2012
How the Iran Standoff Looks from Saudi Arabia
Mustafa Alani, Bloomberg
The most likely victims of a nuclear armed Iran are not the U.S. orIsrael, but the Gulf states -- countries that are engaged in intense competition with the regime in Tehran, but that lack the power to deter any threat or aggression with a nuclear-strike capability of their own.
Riyadh and other Gulf capitals. Saudi Arabia has kept a low public profile amid the heated international debate regarding the nature and ultimate objectives of the Iranian nuclear program, and the country isn’t yet ready to back a military strike.
TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Iran