Iran Deal 2015: Israel And Saudi Arabia Offer Contrasting Responses

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Media Outlet: International Business Times

“There’s no question that the prospect of greater U.S. engagement with Iran is not going to sit well with our allies, particularly Israel. But also our allies in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia,” said Suzanne DiMaggio, a senior fellow and director of the Iran Initiative at New America, a nonprofit think tank in Washington. “But over time, the reality is [that] the U.S. must find a way to balance the region ... and let our allies understand that because we have a nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t mean we’re not going to keep an eye on activities that undermine their interests.”

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Suzanne DiMaggio is a director and senior fellow at New America, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, and Asia.