Regional Threat

Posted on Wed 05/13/2015 by

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D12527_1The latest from the Times of Israel:

Obama plans in tatters as Saudi king, most Gulf leaders to skip summit
Only two heads of state now to attend Camp David meeting intended to assuage Arab fears over nuclear deal with Iran
“It is not just the Saudi king who will be skipping this week’s Camp David summit of US and allied Arab leaders. Most Gulf heads of state won’t be there.

US President Barack Obama had invited six Gulf kings, emirs and sultans to the presidential retreat at Camp David, seeking to shore up wavering trust while Washington negotiates with regional power Tehran. Obama’s plans now lie in tatters, with only two heads of state slated to attend the Thursday meeting.

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.”-more

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