WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is in damage-control mode, not only about ObamaCare, but their heavily-criticized easing of Iran sanctions.
Reuters reported that Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the core sanctions will remain in place.
Kerry and the Obama administration cut a deal with Iran and other nuclear powers to ease sanctions with the Iranian regime, which enraged Israel and Saudi Arabia. Even U.S. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez criticized the move by the Obama administration.
Netanyahu condemned the deal as a “historic mistake” and is another dispute in a well-documented series of disagreements between Netanyahu and Obama.
Saudi Arabia has felt abandoned by its longtime American ally, and is mostly going it alone in foreign policy. The country, which is not exactly friendly toward Israel, has started to work with Israel on strengthening their region together against their common enemies like Iran.