While at every turn President Obama attempts to distance himself from the policy decisions of the previous administration in Washington, the President sure seems to be following the same playbook in regards to foreign policy. Several days ago during the State of the Union address, President Obama made a very decisive statement about Iran’s ‘nuclear capability’: “…Iran’s leaders continue to ignore their obligations, there should be no doubt: They, too, will face growing consequences. That is a promise.”
The US is dispatching Patriot defensive missiles to four countries – Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait – and keeping two ships in the Gulf capable of shooting down Iranian missiles. Washington is also helping Saudi Arabia develop a force to protect its oil installations.
It seems quite clear that the Nobel Peace Prize winner intends to remove diplomacy with Iran from the table and scrap any new ‘hope’ and ‘change’ in strategy with regards to how Tehran is approached. It’s also interesting to note that while they have operated oil installations for many years, Saudi Arabia appears to have realized a deficiency in its ability to protect their own interests. You may read the entire article here.Published in