In his interview with The Atlantic, US President Barack Obama criticized Gulf countries’ supposedly excessive dependence on Washington. However, he will visit Riyadh next month and meet with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. This shows that we may get angry and reproach one another, but we cannot do without each other.
Riyadh has carried out its duties in Yemen and Syria, and is willing to bear more responsibilities by supporting a peaceful political transition there. The only thing required from Washington is to support its strong regional ally.Jamal Khashoggi