Most Gulf Rulers Skipping Obama Summit Over Iran
President Barack Obama’s insistence on pursuing a nuclear “agreement” with Iran is angering the majority of U.S. allies in the Gulf region. The entire region is in danger of imploding due to Islamic extremism and Obama insists a nuclear deal with Iran will benefit the world. Our Muslim friends in the Gulf see the nuclear deal with the hard-line Islamic regime in Iran as nothing short of an utter betrayal by the United States:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It is not just the Saudi king who will be skipping the Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders. Most Gulf heads of state won’t be there.
The absences will put a damper on talks that are designed to reassure key Arab allies, and almost certainly reflect dissatisfaction among leaders of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council with Washington’s handling of Iran and what they expect to get out of the meeting.
At the summit, leaders of Gulf nations will be looking for assurances that they have Obama’s support at a time when the region feels under siege from Islamic extremists and by Iran’s rising influence. The Gulf states worry the nuclear pact taking shape with the U.S., Iran and other nations may embolden Tehran to intrude more aggressively in the region.