What the U.S. Will Not Offer the Gulf States

(Washington Post) Editorial - What's not on offer to Persian Gulf leaders is what the kings and emirs say they want, including a formal defense treaty, sales of high-tech weaponry like the F-35 warplane, and greater U.S. support for the forces fighting the Iranians and their proxies in Yemen and Syria. Mr. Obama is right to resist some of these demands. Congress would surely look askance at a treaty committing the U.S. to the defense of Doha or arms sales that put Saudi Arabia on a par with Israel.

2015-05-13 00:00:00

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