Unlike the foreign press, left out of most U.S. media reports about the JCPOA when it was announced in 2015 was that Saudi Arabia objected to the deal as vehemently as Israel. Although eventually the kingdom publicly supported the deal, the Saudis still found ways to express their anger. After President Trump’s Iran speech Friday, Saudi Arabia was as effusive in its praise as the Jewish State, but again the press ignored the story, perhaps because it doesn’t fit their narrative about the Iran deal or Israel.
After the JCPOA agreement was announced in 2015, a Pakistani news magazine reported
a Saudi official said Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday will make the Middle East a “more dangerous part of the world” if it comes with too many concessions, signalling Gulf Arabs’ deep unease at the agreement.
The lack of official responses from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf