February 16, 2012

How the Iran Standoff Looks from Saudi Arabia

Mustafa Alani, Bloomberg

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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.

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