Global Security Headlines

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saudi Arabia - Sanctions on Iran Not Enough

US President Obama's pusillanimous policy toward Iran is bearing fruit.

Iran is steps away from its nuclear breakthrough. US allies on the frontline are more nervous than ever about the Teheran Tyranny.

It was not surprising to learn today, as maybe it was for US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, that Riyadh dismisses sanctions and calls for a muscular approach to the Persian menace across the Gulf.

The 1996 Iranian terror attack in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on the Khobar Towers, killing 19 US soldiers and Saudi civilians still is fresh in the kingdom´s memory. A nuclear Teheran is a nightmare not only for Riyadh, but its neighors throughout the region.

Like US foes, US allies like Saudi Arabia know the true measure of President Obama's mettle in international policy - brittle. He is a pacifist with a warped view of America's role in the world. His policies and actions to this point have only hastened the pronounced US decline in global affairs.

As argued in our Net Assessment:Iran, Teheran will become a nuclear state without Western opposition because of the absence of leadership namely from Washington.

The ghastly prospect of a  nuclear-capable Teheran Tyranny should worry not only Riyadh, but other foreign capitals outside the immediate Gulf region.

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