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Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own

A senior advisor to the Saudi royal family has accused its Western allies of deceiving the oil rich kingdom in striking the nuclear accord with Iran and said Riyadh would follow an independent foreign policy.

Nawaf Obaid told a think tank meeting in London that Saudi Arabia was determined to pursue its own foreign and policy goals. Having in the past been reactive to events, the leading Sunni Muslim nation was determined to be pro-active in future.

Mr Obaid said that while Saudi Arabia knew that the US was talking directly to Iran through a channel in the Gulf state of Oman, Washington had not directly briefed its ally.

"We were lied to, things were hidden from us," he said. "The problem is not with the deal struck in Geneva but how it was done."


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Strike out on its own to where? Minnesota?

Mars? Hey if it's not too far maybe we can chip in for bus fare.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.


Well if the Saudis stop accepting dollars for oil and start charging in gold .. we will see how much money we really have.

The Saudis are pissed we haven't toppled Syria or Iran


I don't remember any Iranians or Shiites taking part in 9/11. Last I checked most hi jackers were Saudi and were Sunni. Why do we give two shits what these criminals think? Frankly that fact that Obama didn't let certain countries know about the negotiations says quite a bit to me.

Thats bluster and an attempt to "save face"

How long will those multimillion dollar Saudi oil tankers make it without US Navel protection? Saudi Arabia would not even be there had the US not defended them in the first gulf war.



"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I just am amazed to think

I just am amazed to think Iran is gonna blow some country up after it gets the bomb. PAKISTAN has had the bomb for years!!! So has NK!

I swear Breitbart.com is OWNED by AIPAC!

and Israel and India and Turkey.

Not sure if Israel continues to deny it but not like anybody believes them anyways.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

World leaders with idiotic arrogance are suckers

They imagine they're important in the big game because they've made a deal with political operators who are outside of their sovereign authority. Suckers. If they didn't expect to get screwed when their interests crossed purposes with their "international benefactors" then they're total idiots. Suckers.

I find it astonishing that

I find it astonishing that people who claim to care about Iranian human rights abuses, seem perfectly at peace with the Saudis. Who are worse, the House of Saud, or the Iranian mullahs? I will take the mullahs any day over the Saudi freaks and hypocrites. Iran is our natural ally, yet Saudi Arabia gets all the love. Disgusting and stupid!

um hmm

I hope you do NOT include me.. My issue with 911 is the Saudis, and I think of the Saudis the way you think of another country, and that is not to say that are not millions of wonderful Saudi people, I know there is and I'd bet my life on that. The Saudi Crown is a huge problem..

You posted a video of the

You posted a video of the notoriously anti Arab and anti Muslim Pat Condell. Figures. ISRAEL had far more involvement in causing the towers to collapse than did Saudi Arabia.

Did you listen?

I selected that vid specifically for the message for you.

We don't agree on 911.