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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saudis back striking Iran?

At a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Riyadh on Monday, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said that sanctions against Iran won't work in the short-term, and that his country requires a short-term solution to the Iranian nuclear threat. He was not specific about what short-term solution he favored.
"Sanctions are a long-term solution," the Saudi minister said. "But we see the issue in the shorter term because we are closer to the threat," referring to Iran. "We need immediate resolution rather than gradual resolution."

He didn't identify a preferred short-term resolution.

US officials traveling with Clinton said privately they were uncertain what al-Faisal meant, since the Saudi government has been explicit in its support of sanctions against Iran. They said he appeared to be suggesting that sanctions may not be effective and that other action could be required.
There's only one immediate resolution. The only question is who does the deed.



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