Crimea is illegally occupied by Russia
Well if it isn't their lies and deceit. There is that issue of just ignoring sanctions and letting their own actions show their defiance. Of course our alleged importance to the NPT isn't really alleged. Being one of the Premiere Countries on the Planet and having our own interests to secure.
When we shake.....the rest of the planet rattles and rolls. As evidenced, with time and BO.
Iran to take legal action if U.S. stops new Mahan Air planes: ISNA.....
Iran will take legal action if Washington tries to stop newly acquired Iranian passenger planes flying international routes, the head of the country's aviation authority said on Tuesday.
Iran's Mahan Air, blacklisted by Washington, bought eight second-hand Airbus A340s and one Airbus A321 in May in defiance of U.S. sanctions. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported last week that the planes would be used on international routes.
The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on two firms based in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of helping the purchase.....snip~
Iran to take legal action if U.S. stops new Mahan Air planes: ISNA
The pressure is building on BO.....knowing a bunch of the Sunni Leaders refused to show up for his summit at Camp David. The Saud King who told Kerry he would be there, but then declined the invitation. Helped with the perception the Saud wanted to send.
I have to agree with Prince Turki, especially his statement about being America's best friend for 50 years. It was Saudi Arabia's deal with us over 50 years ago that enabled our country to have the "petrodollar" as the global reserve currency - ie, other countries had to convert their currencies to our dollar in order to buy oil, which has greatly benefitted us in many ways. It looks like that may be coming to an end, and that should alarm everyone that sees the possible financial downside to our country from this.
Saudi Arabia has made no bones about their feeling of betrayal by us in catering to the Iran regime, and they will go nuclear in self defense, IMO. The Saudis kept their word with us for over 50 years - will Iran do the same? I personally doubt it, judging from their actions so far, in telling us what they will or will not do! WTH??? We shall see....