What else is new in the Middle East?
That Westerners are learning (a little) about dealing with the local "action"?
That there are multiple hidden, semi hidden, covert, & overt agendas & interests?
That politicians & diplomats are stupid, ignorant, AND dishonest?
That the more "connections" & dependencies there are, the less can be done, but the more effort, money, & energy is invested in trying. [a politician's dream!]
King Solomon said it thousands of years ago: "There is nothing new under the sun..."