On November 23rd 2013, President Obama termed the nuclear deal with Iran as historic,and it was the first time since negotiations commenced in 2003 that brakes were put on Iran’s so called nuclear weapons programme. He said,“Simply put, they cut off Iran’s most likely paths to a bomb.” The Jewish state does not share the same view and is opposed to the deal. The Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called the agreement a “historic mistake”.
Other states most notably the Gulf countries are disappointed with the agreement.S
ami al-Faraj, a security adviser to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), told Reuters that Gulf Arab governments felt slighted by the deal. “Iran is sitting at the high table,” he said. “We are left with the leftovers.” He added, “We will acquire more weapons. We are going to check if our shopping list is adequate to respond to this. We are going to rally other nations that are hurt by this action into a unified diplomatic campaign.”