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  • Syria's Assad visits UAE in first (Official) trip to Arab state since civil war.....

    03/19/2022 2:38:41 AM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    DW ^ | 3/192022 | DW
    Several Arab countries have been reviving their ties with Damascus, suggesting an effort to bring Syria back into the Arab fold. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held talks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday, his office said. This was his first official visit to an Arab country since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011. Assad's only trips outside Syria during the war have been to Iran and Russia. Both nations have been key supporters of his regime. During the one-day visit, Assad met with the UAE's de facto ruler and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed...
  • Climate ‘Marshall Plan’ — U.N. Joins World Economic Forum Call to End Oil, Gas, and Coal Use

    05/18/2022 5:01:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2022 | Simon Kent
    U.N. chief Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to oil, gas, and coal use in favor of renewable sources as part of a self-described global climate Marshall Plan. The veteran Portuguese Socialist spoke ahead of the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which has already issued its own call for net-zero carbon emissions to be driven by a wider embrace of solar and wind power sources without delay.
  • Harris to head delegation to UAE following the death of its president

    05/14/2022 12:30:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/14/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Vice President Harris will lead a presidential delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, following the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday, the White House announced. Harris will travel to the UAE to “offer condolences on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration and the American people on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” Harris’s press secretary Kirsten Allen said in a statement.
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Iran-Saudi tensions near end, Iraq PM says

    04/30/2022 7:44:35 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 11 replies
    An end to years of tension between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia is near, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi said in an interview published on Saturday. Iraq, a neighbour to both countries, has hosted five rounds of talks over the past year aimed at restoring ties between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, and Shiite-majority Iran. Following the latest round in Baghdad, Iraqi officials have sounded increasingly optimistic, talking of an imminent sixth session and even going so far as to raise the prospect of a resumption in diplomatic relations severed in 2016. Iran and the Saudi kingdom support rival sides...
  • Disturbing: Turkey is cozying up to Saudi Arabia

    04/29/2022 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air .com ^ | April 29, 2022 | JAZZ SHAW
    To say that the United States’ foreign policy situation has shifted dramatically in the past couple of years would be an understatement. While the world is largely united in its opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, America’s individual relationships with some countries have grown increasingly rocky even as former rivals in other parts of the world seem to be on the mend. For one example, look no further than the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Just this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Saudi Arabia for the first time in five years, taking meetings with both Crown...
  • Three-way Israel, Egypt, UAE summit on Iran nuclear deal

    03/23/2022 11:00:33 AM PDT · by elpadre · 4 replies
    debka.com ^ | Marcyh 22, 2022
    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a surprise trip to Cairo on Monday. His meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi at Sharm el-Sheikh was later joined by United Arab Emirates ruler, Sheikh Muhammed Bin Zayed. A diplomatic source said the trilateral meeting was prearranged. The trio discussed “shared security interests in all their aspects.” All three have taken a stand against any US plan to de-list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization for the sake of a revived nuclear deal with Tehran. The White House in Washington stated Monday on the talks in Vienna: “We don’t yet have...
  • Iran is beginning to understand the Abraham Accords - analysis (Trump planted tree is bearing fruit)

    04/03/2022 5:38:40 AM PDT · by bert · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 0403/2022 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iran was surprised to see the recent Negev Summit where Israel hosted the foreign ministers of the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt. It is now examining how strong this new alliance might be. Iran was surprised to see the recent Negev Summit where Israel hosted the foreign ministers of the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt. While Tehran has been shouting about the Abraham Accords since the beginning, accusing Arab states of betraying the Palestinian cause and threatening them against working with Israel, it appears that the Islamic Republic now understands that this new era of peaceful diplomacy is actually happening...
  • Iran’s IRGC head warns Israel against role in Persian Gulf (Iranian fear)

    03/31/2022 6:12:00 AM PDT · by bert · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/31/2022 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    ran’s Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, warned the governments of the region and the “Zionist movement” against any role in the Persian Gulf. This comes in the wake of the Negev Summit, where Bahrain and the UAE, which are in the Gulf, attended an unprecedented and important summit in Israel. The report of his comments took place in Iran’s Fars News and Tasnim News on Wednesday night. He was “referring to the security situation in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of ​​Oman and some movements of the presence of the Zionists...
  • Israel, Arabs To Beef Up Cooperation Against Iran as U.S. Makes Priority of Appeasing Iran

    03/28/2022 5:39:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 03/28/2022 | Benny Avni
    The foreign ministers of countries under Iran’s guns seemed more intent on cooperation among themselves than on backing America’s pursuit of reviving a failed nuclear deal. Beefed up military and intelligence cooperation among regional allies to confront Iran is the most positive outcome of the Negev summit — even as America inexplicably remains determined to appease the mullahs. Foreign ministers of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Egypt today ended a summit hastily organized by Israel’s foreign minister, Yair Lapid, at the Negev town of Sde Boker. They decided to boost security cooperation and vowed to meet periodically in...
  • Israel’s prime minister tests positive for COVID one day after meeting with US Secretary of State Blinken.......

    03/28/2022 1:07:48 PM PDT · by caww · 15 replies
    All Israel ^ | 3/28/2022 | Nicole Jansezian
    Bennett's office said that the prime minister feels well and will work from home while quarantining......Israel's Police Chief Kobi Shabtai also tested positive, according to a report this morning. Because he tested positive, Bennett is required to be in quarantine for five days or until symptoms subside which means he will miss in-person meetings over the next few days.... Bennett has had at least three doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Currently, a historic summit is taking place in the Negev at Sde Boker with the foreign ministers of six nations. Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is hosting Blinken and...
  • Scandalous (pro-jihadist Democrat) Ilhan Omar unveils bill against Saudi Crown Prince

    03/04/2021 2:10:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Weekly Blitz ^ | 3/04/21
    Qatari terror broadcast network Al Jazeera clearly is celebrating declassifying of a four-page bogus intelligence report centering the murder of Muslim Brotherhood man and an aide of Osama Bin Laden – Jamal Khashoggi. On March 2, 2021, Al Jazeera released a report stating Somali-American member of the US Congress, Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman by falsely accusing him of his “role in the murder of” Khashoggi. It may be mentioned here that, Ilhan Omar is a scandalous woman with numerous allegations centering immigration fraud and marrying her own brother. According to...
  • Our Surreal “Rage of Self-Mutilation”-Biden's shameless negotiations with the Mullahs are nearing completion

    03/22/2022 6:52:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Mar 22, 2022 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. That phrase is how Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described the 20th century’s catalogue of horrors: two world wars, fascism, communism, Nazism, mass slaughter, the Cold War and its apocalyptic stakes–“oceans of blood and mountains of corpses, Auschwitz and the Gulag,” as George Weigel put it. And that catalogue continues today in Ukraine, with mechanized violence and wanton inhumanity on a scale we haven’t seen since 1945. Yet today our social, political, and cultural dysfunctions are more insidious, as over the last few decades they have distributed, promoted, and indulged...
  • China having a grand old time mocking Joe Biden's 'peace' efforts in Ukraine

    03/21/2022 4:37:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Mar, 2022 | Monica Showalter
    It's bad all over for the man who's "been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." as former CIA director Bob Gates famously put it in his memoirs. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia wouldn't take his phone calls. The European states are stepping forward as the chief problem solvers to the Ukraine dilemma. Venezuela apparently laughed in his face when he asked them to pump more oil. El Salvador's president tweeted about America as a nation in decline, rotting from within. How many Ukrainian refugees has China accepted? And...
  • Saudi Arabia says it’s not responsible for high oil prices

    03/21/2022 12:58:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2022 | By ISABEL DEBRE
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it “won’t bear any responsibility” for a shortage in global oil supplies after a fierce barrage of attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels affected production in the kingdom, the world’s largest oil exporter. The unusually stark warning marked a departure from the giant oil producer’s typically cautious statements, as Saudi officials remain aware that even their smallest comments can swing the price of oil and rattle global markets. The state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted the Saudi Foreign Ministry as saying that the kingdom “declares that it will not bear...
  • Maduro Regime Tells Beggar Joe Biden to Pound Sand – Psaki: Importing Venezuela Oil “Not an Active Conversation at This Time”

    03/14/2022 4:06:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Gp ^ | March 14, 2022 at 3:49pm | By Cristina Laila
    The Biden Regime last week sent delegation to Venezuela to beg Marxist dictator Maduro for oil. Now that Biden shut down access to oil drilling projects, pipelines and production projects in the US they are reaching out to America’s enemies to import oil and gas. According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, importing Venezuela oil is “not an active conversation at this time.” So Saudi, Emirati and Venezuelan leaders have all told beggar Joe Biden to pound sand. Saudi and Emirati leaders rejected requested phone calls with Joe Biden amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict and oil crisis, The Wall Street...
  • ‘The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Eviscerates Biden: World Leaders Would Never Have Dared To Ignore Trump’s Phone Calls

    03/14/2022 12:57:07 PM PDT · by TPIDerek · 14 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 3.14.22 | Rusty Weiss
    Left-wing host of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah, raised eyebrows when he slammed President Biden over reports that leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) refused to take calls from the White House. Noah suggested that under former President Donald Trump, nobody would have dared ignore such phone calls. “Look, I know it’s hard to arrange those calls. You know, Riyadh is eight hours ahead, Biden is asleep by 4 p.m., it’s a narrow window to make it work,” Noah quipped.
  • They Refused to Take His Call: Saudis and UAE Won’t Lower Oil Prices Until Biden Helps Them With This Problem

    03/14/2022 7:46:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/14/2022 | Robert Spencer
    America, in these halcyon days of Old Joe Biden’s foundering regime, is in free fall, and the whole world knows it. As PJM’s inimitable Stephen Green put it recently, “The alleged American president’s response to the Ukraine War has been so detrimental to America’s own interests that everyone sees him as weak. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that two of the Middle East’s richest petrostates wouldn’t even take Biden’s call,” that is, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The reasons for the unprecedented snub are clear: the Saudis and the UAE know that Biden is not a...
  • Putin snickers: Guess who owns a big chunk of Venezuela's oil? Buying oil from Venezuela won't exactly halt Putin's war machine

    03/09/2022 7:09:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/09/2022 | Monica Showalter
    Under pressure from a veto-proof majority in Congress, Joe Biden loudly announced a cutoff of energy purchases from Russia, amounting to about 7% of U.S. energy imports."Russian oil will no longer be accepted at U.S. ports — and the American people will deal another powerful blow against Putin’s war machine," he tweeted.Russian oil will no longer be accepted at U.S. ports — and the American people will deal another powerful blow against Putin’s war machine. pic.twitter.com/dk7QNXnDA6 — President Biden (@POTUS) March 9, 2022Russia had been sending about 600,000 barrels of oil a day to the states in a big export...
  • First sign of oil price relief: UAE says it wants OPEC to increase production

    03/09/2022 2:08:53 PM PST · by Callahan · 15 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 3/9/22 | David Goldman
    New York/Abu Dhabi (CNN Business)The oil market has been stretched incredibly thin, with few producers willing — or able — to replace Russian barrels banned by the United States and shunned by others. Enter the United Arab Emirates, which suggested it may be coming to the rescue. The UAE's ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, told CNN Wednesday that the country wants to increase oil production and will encourage the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to ramp up supply. Otaiba's comments sent oil prices dropping like a rock Wednesday. US oil fell 12% to less than $109...