“This is a dangerous gamble, about which we cannot remain silent, and will not stand idly by.” Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi envoy to Britain
The West’s policies on Iran and Syria are a “dangerous gamble” and Saudi Arabia is prepared to act on its own to safeguard security in the region, a top Saudi diplomat said Tuesday.
“We believe that many of the West’s policies on both Iran and Syria risk the stability and security of the Middle East,” the Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, wrote in a commentary in the New York Times.
“This is a dangerous gamble, about which we cannot remain silent, and will not stand idly by,” he wrote. The bluntly-worded warning was the latest in a series of public statements by senior Saudi figures expressing displeasure with US and Western diplomatic initiatives towards Syria and Iran.
Until recently, Saudi leaders rarely voiced public criticism of their Western allies in a decades-long partnership. But Washington’s decision to pull back from military action in Syria and its backing for an interim nuclear deal with Iran has dismayed the oil-rich Saudi kingdom, which views Tehran as a dangerous regional rival.
Citing Iran’s backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, he said “rather than challenging the Syrian and Iranian governments, some of our Western partners have refused to take much-needed action against them.
“The West has allowed one regime to survive and the other to continue its program for uranium enrichment, with all the consequent dangers of weaponization,” he wrote.
Diplomatic talks with Iran may “dilute” the West’s will to confront both Damascus and Tehran, he said.
“What price is ‘peace’ though, when it is made with such regimes?” As a result, Saudi Arabia “has no choice but to become more assertive in international affairs: more determined than ever to stand up for the genuine stability our region so desperately needs.”
The Gulf monarchy had “global responsibilities,” both political and economic, and he said: “We will act to fulfill these responsibilities, with or without the support of our Western partners.”
In a thinly veiled jab at US President Barack Obama, the Saudi ambassador said that “for all their talk of ‘red lines,’ when it counted, our partners have seemed all too ready to concede our safety and risk our region’s stability.”
Saudi is main Al-QUida supporter and Vahabi is dangerous for healthy society.
Next episode of Arab Spring is going to happen in Saudia.
I doubt that.
This Saudi mindset is even more dangerous in general for the entire world and particularly in the muslim region of Syria, Iran and recently Pakistan. Saudis are spreading more hate and secterial violence in the entire region through pro-wahabies armed militias, and funded terrorists group in Pakistan, Iran, Syria, and in Iraq.
Shame on defenders of Islam !!!!
Someone should fund hate in sunni arabia . then we will see how they like it
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