Former Saudi ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud slammed Barack Obama today on his Iranian nuclear deal.
Prince Bandar argues that Obama’s nuclear deal is worse than Clinton’s nuclear deal with North Korea and will wreak havoc across the Middle East.
The Lebanon Daily Star reported:
Serious pundits in the media and in politics say that President Barack Obama’s Iran deal is deja vu with President Bill Clinton’s North Korean nuclear deal. I humbly disagree. President Clinton made his decision based on strategic foreign policy analysis, and top secret national intelligence information, and yes, his desire for good intentions to save the people of North Korea from starvation that was self-induced by its leadership. It turned out that the strategic foreign policy analysis was wrong and there was a major intelligence failure, that if President Clinton knew it before he made his decision – I am absolutely confident he would not have made that decision.
President Obama made his decision to go ahead with the Iran nuclear deal fully aware that the strategic foreign policy analysis, the national intelligence information, and America’s allies in the regions intelligence all predict not only the same outcome of the North Korean nuclear deal but worse – with the billions of dollars that Iran will have access to. It will wreak havoc in the Middle East which is already living in a disastrous environment, whereby Iran is a major player in the destabilization of the region…
…I have limited my comments only to the Iranian nuclear deal, but trust me, the president’s policy’s on the Middle East generally and Syria, Iraq and Yemen particularly, are eye-openers and there may be another time to discuss that. But definitely now, I am convinced more than any other time that my good friend the magnificent old fox Henry Kissinger was correct when he said “America’s enemies should fear America, but America’s friends should fear America more.” People in my region now are relying on God’s will, and consolidating their local capabilities and analysis with everybody else except our oldest and most powerful ally.
It breaks one’s heart to say that, but facts are stubborn things, and you cannot ignore them.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is the former ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America (1981-2005)