Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Monday, April 02, 2007
What would happen if Iran and Saudi Arabia sign a mutual aid peace treaty?
The live wire at last week’s Arab League summit in Riyadh was undoubtedly the non-Arab guest of honor, Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

He breezed around the Arab delegations hard-selling the notion of a mutual defense treaty between Iran and the Arabs on the lines of the Tehran-Damascus pact. Mottaki argued that a treaty of this kind would allay Arab fears of an Iranian nuclear threat, put a stop to a Middle East nuclear arms race, provide the Arabs with a protective umbrella against Israeli aggression and set up an Arab-Islamic front against US and other foreign intervention in the region.
I'll freely admit I don't know this news source so I take it with a bit of salt. But it is quite intriguing to think of the impact on the U.S. if this is true. A treaty between the two countries would represent an impressive counter force to the U.S. in the region, and a very significant threat to world oil supplies. And I'm not even thinking about the impact on Israel ........