Israel and Saudi Arabia present united front over Iran deal

by Richard Spencer, Middle East Editor and Robert Tait, Jerusalem | The Telegraph  |  published on July 15, 2015

benjamin-netanyahu_3375721bThe nuclear deal with Iran caused fury in Israel and consternation around the region at the likely increase in influence and resources of a newly enriched Iran.

Most telling was the loudest expression of support. β€œI am happy that the Islamic Republic of Iran has achieved a great victory by reaching an agreement,” President Bashar al-Assad of Syria said in a message to his Iranian opposite number, Hassan Rouhani.

β€œIn the name of the Syrian people, I congratulate you and the people of Iran on this historic achievement.”

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