“We’re accumulating risk in the Middle East by not getting at Iran’s proliferation,” [Brian Hook, the State Department’s special representative for Iran] said. “There is something brazen about this missile behaviour, they’re not even hiding it. This sort of escalation is deeply concerning…”
“The Iranians have to decide are they a nation state or a revolution,” [The Saudi foreign minister] said, underlining that Iran had diverted virtually all its additional revenues from the removal of sanctions into its regional agenda, including support for the Houthi rebellion.
“If a missile is launched at Saudi Arabia and UAE what will be reaction be and how will we be defended?” said UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba.
Maybe we could ask if the government can spend a few minutes considering this when they get done with their he-said, she-said partisan argument?