"We believe that many of the West’s policies on both Iran and Syria risk the stability and security of the Middle East," the Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, wrote in a commentary in the New York Times Tuesday. "This is a dangerous gamble.” Saudi Arabia "has no choice but to become more assertive in international affairs.” We have "global responsibilities, both political and economic,” and “will act to fulfill these responsibilities, with or without the support of our Western partners." The Saudi ambassador said: Diplomatic talks with Iran may "dilute" the West's will to confront both Damascus and Tehran. "What price is 'peace' though, when it is made with such regimes?"