U.S. Secretary of the State John Kerry has warned Saudi Arabia to back off interfering in the Syrian civil war, according to Fars News Agency, the Islamic Republic media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards.
Kerry had been in Riyadh recently to calm Saudi fears of an upcoming agreement with Iran that would leave the Islamic Republic’s nuclear infrastructure largely intact. The Sunni kingdom is one of the main sponsors of the rebels trying to take down Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime, while Shiite Iran is Assad’s staunchest ally. Saudi Arabia and Iran are battling each other for leadership of the region.
The Fars report comes in the wake of what is being called a historic agreement with Iran that leaves much of its nuclear program untouched and allows it to continue enrichment to the 5 percent level. Israel and Saudi Arabia oppose any Iranian nuclear capability.YES: THE HOUSE OF SAUD IS A MIXED BAG - LIKE PAKISTAN; BUT THEY'VE MOSTLY BEEN IN OUR CAMP SINCE WW2. (Update: they even helped Israel!)
OBAMA IS THROWING THEM UNDER THE BUS - WITH ISRAEL AND THE ANTI-ISLAMISTS IN EGYPT'S ARMY.
I WONDER WHAT ERDOGAN IS THINKING... IS HE NEXT UNDER THE BUS??
AFTER ALL, ERDOGAN - THUGH AS ISAMIST - IS ANTI-IRAN - BUT PRO-MORSI.