Report: Obama Tried to Buy Israeli, Saudi Support on Iran Deal By Selling Weapons
The Hill – President Obama has made Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states an offer: Get behind me on the Iran deal and I’ll give you an umbrella — a security umbrella in the form of advanced weapons and equipment. The offer, Israel’s Channel One reported on Friday, is part of an attempt to get the Iran deal signed and sealed before the 2016 campaign season swings into high gear.
Both the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Israel are openly opposed to the Iran deal, which backtracks from the administration’s original commitment to dismantle Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. These pro-Western allies have lost confidence in U.S. assurances that “we have your back” and are scrambling to figure out how to combat the Iranian threat on their own.