Saudi officials have not been holding back their feelings on the Iran deal. Here’s a selection of comments from Saudi officials and the media in the past few days:“We were lied to, things were hidden from us. The problem is not with the deal struck in Geneva, but how it was done,” Nawaf Obaid, a counsellor to Prince Mohammad bin Nawaf, the Saudi Ambassador to London told the Telegraph.“The U.S. has to have a foreign policy. Well-defined, well-structured. You don’t have it right now, unfortunately. It’s just completely chaos. confusion. No policy. I mean, we feel it. We sense it, you know,” said in the WSJ‘s weekend interview section.“We are not going to sit idly by and receive a threat there and not think seriously how we can best defend our country and our region,” Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz told the Times of London. “All options are available”The best one comes from an unnamed Saudi official, who was asked at an off-the-record DC roundtable what the Kingdom would do if Israel overflew Saudi territory to bomb Iran: “Nothing. Why would we do anything? They would be doing what we want to happen. But we would issue a strong public note of condemnation for the intrusion into air space when it was all over.” (It seems the Atlantic takes a strange interpretation of the “Chatham House rule”—doesn’t off the record mean off the record?)Once upon a time Saudi Arabia and the US saw eye to eye on just about everything in the Middle East except Israel. Now Saudi officials can barely contain their anger at what they see is “disorganized” and misguided US policy toward the region. The Obama administration sees an opportunity in reaching out to Iran, to put the Middle East on a more peaceful path, and perhaps it is so. But Washington is risking relationships with America’s two strongest Middle Eastern allies, two decades-old friendships. We could look back on these days as the time when the US and Saudi policies in the Middle East began turning in different directions.