Posts Tagged ‘Saudi’

Saudi Arabia Will Not Be Renewing 50 Year Petrodollar Agreement With US

Saudi Arabia will not be renewing the 50-year petrodollar agreement with the United States amid concerns among BRICS nations that the U.S. government will continue printing money and devaluing the dollar. Instead, Saudi Arabia will […] The post Saudi Arabia Will Not Be Renewing 50 Year Petrodollar Agreement With US appeared first on The People's […]

Houthi Warns Saudi against Major Problem: Targeting Banks in Sanaa is an Act of Economic Aggression

May 30, 2024  Live News – Middle East – News – Top – Yemen Head of Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement Sayyed Abdul Malik Badreddine Al-Houthi stressed that there is no decline in the level of the Yemeni operations, but a decline in navigation and ship movements from the American and British sides, and an almost complete halt in Israeli movements. In a televised speech, […]

ZIONIST PROPAGANGA AS ALWAYS! Saudi Arabia denies shooting down Iranian drones destined for Israel

READ HERE: Riyadh has refuted Israeli media reports about its alleged participation in repelling Iranian drone and missile attack   Source

Israeli-Saudi normalization in Checkmate, a realist analysis

23 Feb 2024 Source: Al Mayadeen English By Ali Jezzini A realist analysis attempting to shed light on the complications of Israeli-Saudi normalization in light of the Israeli genocide in Gaza, and the discrepancies in the aims of each party. The Israeli war on Gaza has entered its fourth month. The occupation regime faces an […]

Why is Saudi Arabia open to normalize relations with ‘Israel’?

February 7, 2024 Source: Al Mayadeen English The ongoing genocide in Gaza, which has caused extensive damage to “Israel’s” global reputation, is raising questions about Saudi Arabia’s openness to normalize relations. By Janna Kadri The world is presently bearing witness to the harrowing events of a genocide. Across television and mobile screens, individuals are observing […]

Yemenis ditch UAE–Saudi coalition for Gaza

FEB 1, 2024 The Gaza war and renewed US–UK strikes on Yemen are shattering what remains of the UAE–Saudi-led coalition. Now Yemenis of all stripes are flocking to embrace the Sanaa government and its resistance stance. Mohammed Moqeibel While the Red Sea military operations of Yemeni resistance movement Ansarallah have shaken up geopolitical calculations of Israel’s war […]

DEDOLLARIZATION IN FULL SWING: Oil giant Saudi Arabia formally joins BRICS group alongside UAE, Iran, Egypt and Ethiopia

(NaturalNews) The oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia has formally joined the BRICS group alongside four other countries.South African International Relations… Source

Saudi Tankers Given Passage Through Red Sea By Houthis, Alongside Russia & China

China and Russia aren’t the only countries being given a “pass” from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, but Saudi Arabia is also exporting crude oil through the Red Sea as if in perfectly normal times (well, almost). At a moment that especially Western and any and all Israeli-linked vessels are being targeted by rocket and drone attacks out […]

Iran & US Use Saudi Arabia To Swap Messages, Seek To Cool Gaza Tensions

Via Middle East Eye, Nine months since Riyadh and Tehran restored ties after years of animosity, Saudi Arabia has assumed a new role as an intermediary between Iran and the United States, three sources in Iran told Middle East Eye. High-ranking officials in Riyadh have been instrumental in relaying messages between the countries and reducing tensions over Israel’s war on Gaza. The […]

USA Loosing Allies as Saudi Arabia Joins Russia’s BRICS

In a significant geopolitical development, Saudi Arabia has officially declared its membership in the BRICS+ group, a move formally announced via state TV. Riyadh had been engaged in negotiations regarding its accession to the group for several months. Last August, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan affirmed that the details of the move would be […]

Saudi Arabia Clinches 2034 FIFA World Cup Bid After Everyone Else Drops Out

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) confirmed on Tuesday that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia would host the 2034 World Cup, outraging human rights activists who decried “sportswashing” by the country to improve its reputation despite abuse of its citizens. Source

Biden Says Hamas Attacked Israel In Part To Stop A Historic Agreement With Saudi Arabia

President Joe Biden says he thinks Hamas was motivated to attack Israel in part by a desire to stop that country from normalizing relations with Saudi Arabia. Source

Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil Exports Slumped To 28-Month Low In August

Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil Exports Slumped To 28-Month Low In August By Charles Kennedy of Saudi Arabia’s crude exports plunged to a 28-month low in August as the world’s largest crude oil exporter continued to cut its production to “stabilize” the market, data from the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) showed on Monday.    […]

Iran’s Raisi & Saudi Crown Prince Hold 1st Ever Phone Call Amid Israel-Gaza War

Iran’s Raisi & Saudi Crown Prince Hold 1st Ever Phone Call Amid Israel-Gaza War Via The Cradle, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) held their first-ever telephone conversation late on Wednesday to discuss “the need to end war crimes against Palestine.” State-run news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said MBS stressed […]

Iran President Raisi in Rare Call with Saudi Crown Prince MBS to Discuss Hamas Terror Attack on Israel

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on Wednesday to discuss the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel in the first telephone call between the two leaders since Tehran and Riyadh resumed ties. Source

Saudi Arabia Announces Joint Military Exercises with China

The government of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that the Saudi and Chinese navies have commenced a three-week joint exercise known as “Blue Sword.” Source

Biden’s increasing pressure for a Saudi-Israeli deal

The Biden administration has shifted into high gear to promote a normalization deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia. As with past Abraham Accord agreements, it is simply a way to sell a massive military upgrade as a “peace deal.” Source

Saudi’s Bin Salman Sells Palestine: Normalization-for-Security

October 3, 2023 Hussein Ibrahim* Translated by Areej Fatima Husseini In 1945, Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s first king, signed an “oil-for-security” agreement with former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, marking the transfer of leadership of the Western project in the Middle East from Britain to the US. Thus, the mission of protecting the Gulf […]

Taliban angry with Saudi media over ‘fake news’

Afghanistan’s Taliban movement has expressed “anger and dissatisfaction” with the Saudi media over false news about the movement’s summoning of the Saudi Chargé d’Affaires to protest the presence of a woman in a meeting held a few days ago. Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya channel and other Saudi media outlets reported that the Taliban had summoned the Saudi Chargé […]

Israeli minister holds Jewish prayers in Saudi Arabia

Israel’s Communication’s Minister Shlomo Karhi, who is heading a 14-strong delegation to the Universal Postal Union congress in the kingdom, held prayers to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot Source

Benzema refutes claims he quit Saudi side to return to France

French football star and member of Saudi’s Al-Ittihad Club, Karim Benzema, is currently in Jeddah with his family, refuting previous reports that he had returned to France after terminating his contract. Saudi media has reported. Local media said Benzema published an Instagram story showing him training in a gym and wearing an Al-Ittihad shirt. Since […]

Iran, Saudi Arabia discuss cancelling visas, developing tourism

Iranian Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Maryam Jalali Dehkordi announced the continuation of Iranian and Saudi efforts to develop tourism relations and cancel visa requirements between the two countries. Maryam Jalali Dehkordi, who is currently in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to participate in World Tourism Day activities, confirmed: “I met and talked with […]

Saudi Arabia poll found ‘declining’ support for Israeli normalization

Sep 27, 2023 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English A recent opinion poll in Saudi Arabia addresses the issue of the Kingdom’s normalization with “Israel” and finds that normalization does not enjoy popular support. A public opinion poll, conducted by the Washington Institute for Near East Studies in Saudi Arabia, found that “a significant minority of Saudi […]

Saudi Arabia: Middle East security ‘requires just solution to Palestinian issue’

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud said on Saturday that Middle East security “requires a just solution to the Palestinian issue.” This came during his speech at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly. “Regional security requires a just solution to the Palestinian issue,” he said, stating that solution should lead to […]

Neymar, Bounou perform traditional Saudi dance to mark national day 

Al-Hilal club players, including Brazilian player Neymar and Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, celebrated the 93rd Saudi National Day by wearing the traditional thobe and shemagh and performing the Saudi dance known as ‘Ardah’. Neymar and Bounou, along with their teammates, attended the celebrations at the Saudi club’s headquarters on Saturday while dressed in Saudi clothes. #VIDEO: Brazilian […]

What Did the Saudi Crown Prince Say, and Didn’t Say about Palestine, Israel, Iran, and Normalization – ANALYSIS 

September 21, 2023 By Palestine Chronicle Editors In an interview with the conservative US media channel, Fox News on Wednesday, September 20, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke about Palestine, Iran, and normalization with Israel, among other issues.  Every major media, including pan-Arab media channels seemed to interpret what Bin Salman said differently, depending […]

Iran congratulates Saudi Arabia on National Day

Iran has greeted Saudi Arabia on the kingdom’s National Day amid a rapprochement between the two regional rivals, Anadolu reports. In separate letters to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi extended his felicitations to the Arab country, his office said. The Iranian Embassy in the Saudi […]

At UN Netanyahu says Israel is at ‘cusp’ of Saudi deal, brandishes map that erases Palestine

Speaking before the UN General Assembly on September 22, Netanyahu showed his vision for “reconciliation between the Islamic world and the Jewish state.” It means wiping Palestine off the map. Source

Israel presents obstacle to normalisation, refuses Saudi demand for nuclear enrichment 

Israel presents obstacle to normalisation, refuses Saudi demand for nuclear enrichmentIsrael’s opposition leader, Yair Lapid, has expressed strong opposition to allowing Saudi Arabia to enrich uranium, warning it would threaten Israel’s security, in the latest sign of roadblocks to the complex US-brokered normalisation deal between the two states. Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid Party, […]

Saudi crown prince: I do not care about ‘sportswashing’ claims

Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said he does not care about allegations of “sportswashing” against the kingdom and that he will continue funding sport if it adds to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Reuters reports. The allegation of “sportswashing” is levelled at countries perceived to be using sport to improve their tarnished image abroad. “If […]

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