With the Iranian government becoming more aggressive by the hour, specifically in regards to their nuclear ambitions and threats of closing the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi Arabia has become our crucial friend in the Arab world - as they vehemently oppose Iranian nuclear power, and have promised to release oil supplies to match those lost by Iranian production slowed by sanctions.
Now, there is no love between the two countries: they practically fought a proxy war in Bahrain 12 months ago, but the Saudis strong alliance with America on the Iranian issue has caused increasing clashes between the two nations.
Remember Iran's plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the United States earlier this year? Or Saudi Arabia's near constant messages to Israel letting them know their airspace is theirs for any air attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Which brings us to today's news: Iran is warning Saudi Arabia not to release additional oil supplies when sanctions start neurting Iran's production, adding that such an action is "not friendly." Some would find that odd, considering the plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador could be considered unfriendly.
I have a feeling this threat is likely to cause the Saudis to stand even closer with the U.S., and allies, while beginning their own anti-Iran efforts even sooner. Because if the Saudi's are one thing, it's not gutless and they are not going to stand such belligerent threats from the likes of Iranian scumbags.
What say you?