David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security was often quoted by Netanyahu as a critic of Obama’s Iran deal. His latest warnings on a deal with Riyadh, however, will probably find a less receptive audience in Jerusalem
On Tuesday, President Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan made sure to lower everyone’s expectations of an Israeli-Saudi breakthrough. There’s still a long way to go, he said, before the administration can announce any real progress on this front. That much is clear to Netanyahu as well, but the prime minister won’t lose hope. After all the ups-and-downs of his career, he still expects one last lifebelt that will save him from the actions of his own extremist government.