Interviewed by Fox News’ Bret Baier, the Jordanian monarch echoed Bibi in suggesting that limiting the talks to Iran’s nuclear program — without discussing Tehran’s aggression across the region — is a mistake.
Noting that Iran now has a presence in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the king told Baier: “You’ve got to connect all these dots together. All these issues are areas of instability . . . We can’t discuss them in isolation.”
This isn’t the first time Abdullah has questioned Washington’s understanding of the Middle East. Two years ago, he lashed out at the State Department’s naivete on the Muslim Brotherhood, whose leaders he called “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”
His words were more diplomatic this time ’round, but the warning is just as plain.