The United States of America is waving Iran's card to restore strained relations with Saudi Arabia to normal.. Simply.. it's the oil.

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Afrasianet - Despite what has been announced about the US-Saudi disputes, what has not been announced is that the United States of America will use all means to appease Saudi Arabia, especially in light of the energy crisis that is worsening as a result of the American and European positions that throw the interests of its people into adopting an adolescent policy that is not appropriate for countries that claim to be keen On democracy, justice and human rights.

Without any thought and blind obedience, Europe has led to the policy of America, which only seeks its own interests. Even in dealing with the war in Ukraine, America will not care if the Ukrainians become extinct, their country is destroyed, and Ukraine disappears from the world map, because it believes that it is the only winner from this war.

No friends or allies of America. This nature was confirmed historically by the American dealings with those it used to say were its friends or allies, including but not limited to Vietnam, Panama, the Shah of Iran, and finally its allies in Afghanistan. She abandoned them all when they needed her, as her interest is above all friendships and alliance circles.

There is no difference between one party and another in the American administration system. As for how Saudi Arabia moved from receiving American accusations of terrorism and describing it as a reprobate, to begging for pardon from America and those who gave all these descriptions, then there is a story known to all, which is the need for oil.

During his run for the US presidency, Biden said that his plan is to "make the Saudis pay the price, and make them pariahs in reality." While promoting his election campaign, he relied on the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2019 and did not leave.

During this period, Khashoggi's fiancée took advantage of the democrats' control over the political scene in the United States, to raise a case against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2020, in collaboration with activists in a human rights group that Khashoggi had founded before his death, called DAWN, which is an acronym for "Democracy for Arabs Now." ".

In fact, the activists in this group are influential people, and they are able to make the voice of the association heard in the American media, as well as to push representatives from Congress to support the case in the US federal courts. And after the lawsuit reached the judge, he had to return to the American administration to start the case, since the man was the crown prince of a state, so he sent to the Joe Biden administration, but he did not receive any answer, then he sent again and did not get a decision either, so he gave them until October October of this year, and the case procedures will begin.

However, the US administration did not intervene until mid-November, when a judicial team sent a recommendation from the US State Department and the Pentagon, stating that the case be stopped, because the man enjoys diplomatic immunity. Which raised a question: Why did the Biden administration wait at least two years to stop the case and then stop it during the most tense period in the US administration and the kingdom?


Now it seems that the decision to cut production by 2 million barrels per day made Biden very upset, and threatened that this would have consequences for Saudi Arabia. National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan came out and said, "We will review and re-evaluate these relations," while Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed that relations will be re-evaluated in line with the interests of the United States.

This was the third time that Biden re-evaluated relations with Saudi Arabia, according to VOX. The first time was when Biden entered the White House and prevented the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, and in the second reassessment when he found that he could not keep up with the Ukrainian war without winning Saudi Arabia and removing it from the squadron of Russia and China, so he visited Saudi Arabia last July.

In fact, Saudi Arabia is an important trading partner for the United States, and its number 27 in foreign trade with the United States, and it is the largest importer of American weapons in the world. It is also a center of gravity in the West Asian region, and it can influence Biden’s relations with neighboring countries, and most importantly, it is a country neighboring Iran.

Thus, Biden, despite his strong hatred of the Saudis, needs to constantly re-evaluate his relations with them. It is noticeable that this tension characterizes the administrations of the democrats towards Saudi Arabia, especially since Muhammad bin Salman assumed power in the Kingdom.

In the year 2008, the United States of America caused the largest financial crisis that afflicted the modern world, a world that arose in the aftermath of World War II adopting the capitalist system and American economic liberalism.

The American economy pushed to a tragic end, for which the world almost paid. Had it not been for urgent solutions and the intervention of countries with large financial solvencies such as Saudi Arabia, the global economy would have remained paralyzed for a long time.

Today, in another way, an economic and security crisis is ravaging the world. It also erupted because of America, which launched an unprecedented political war on the two Russian gas pipelines that reach Europe.

It suddenly turned into a military conflict, described as “a war less than global and greater than conventional.” It is on the way to push the world to a prolonged economic recession.

But it awakened the West from their deep slumber, and their perception that they are the masters of the economy in the world, as they discovered that a country the size of Saudi Arabia is their lifeline, after its GDP reached more than two trillion dollars in 2008, and it built an important economy and built up huge sovereign wealth, and it has the largest oil reserves and is the largest producer It also has a production capacity that exceeds any producer in the world by about 3 million barrels per day, which means one billion barrels of oil annually. In the 2008 crisis, America stood at the gates of Riyadh in search of solutions, just as it stands today begging for solutions and another lifeline.

Had it not been for the Saudi contribution to the mortgage crisis, the global economy would have plunged into a deep abyss. If we remember, the Kingdom was one of the few countries that survived the crisis. Which overthrew the economies of all Western countries.


Perhaps we will remember what Washington, “Obama”, did after that to pay off Saudi Arabia’s economic debt in 2008. Instead of rewarding the partner country for eighty years, America got involved in hostile plans, spreading unrest in the Arab security space, and Obama attacked Saudi Arabia, describing it as a backward and reactionary country.

The attack on Saudi Arabia and the coalition seemed clear in the press conference, which was held under the leadership of Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, as Western media outlets, including CNBC TV, considered that the coalition’s decision carries support for Russia, a new burden on global inflation, and is used as a political card. Riyadh denied it.

This attack reflects, to one degree or another, the failure of US economic diplomacy with abroad, especially the Arab Gulf states, as Biden's visit to the region did not help in adjusting production upwards to meet the desire of the Americans. And in an analysis the next morning, for the New York Times, I considered that "if there is any lesson from Biden's bitter experience (regarding increasing OPEC production), the days when American presidents could ask for favors from their Saudi allies are over." She added, "Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi Crown Prince) deliberately distanced himself from Washington, and established broader international relations, especially with China and Russia...

He also made it clear that he does not view the kingdom as a junior partner of the United States and that he is willing to ignore any demands he considers inconsistent. with Saudi interests. The possible reasons are many and mixed, and they are the same that make the Americans return to Saudi Arabia every time they feel sorry for them.

The importance of the Kingdom to the United States is greater than an issue determined by a file such as human rights: Now we return America to Saudi Arabia to announce that it will protect it from Iran and that the American president is looking forward to warm relations with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia is moving in another direction. For example, Mr. Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, was keen to take advantage of his country’s representation at the climate summit held in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to announce the date of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia in the second half of December ( next December, with the aim of strengthening trade ties and regional security, which are top priorities for the two countries.

It is noteworthy that the timing of this announcement coincided with the arrival of US President Joe Biden to Sharm El-Sheikh to participate in the aforementioned summit, and in light of the tension in the Saudi-American relations on the ground of oil disputes, as if Mr. Al-Jubeir, perhaps at the behest of Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of the Kingdom, who delivered a speech At the same summit (al-Manakh), he wants to deliver a message to the American president that the kingdom has made up its mind, and will not back down from heading east in its strategic relations with China, the future superpower.


The Saudi authorities are currently preparing an unprecedented reception for the Chinese President, which is comparable to its reception of US President Donald Trump in 2017, and perhaps even surpasses it. There are hints that some Arab leaders may be invited to participate, such as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II. China has become the largest trading partner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and it is remarkable that this partnership is on the rise rapidly, as Saudi investments in China amounted to more than one hundred billion dollars, and Saudi exports (85 percent of which are oil) to China amounted to about 144 billion riyals, while imports amounted to about 45 billion riyals.

That is, a surplus of about 90 billion riyals in favor of Saudi Arabia (3.75 riyals against the dollar). The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia maintains close relations with the second world power, Russia, and the Saudi-Russian coordination was manifested in its strongest form in the “OPEC Plus” agreement, which posed a challenge to US President Biden for reducing oil production by two million barrels per day, contrary to the desire of the United States and its European partners, and by strengthening the relationship with China. Along with Russia, and applying to join the “BRICS” and “Shanghai” systems, the Saudi distancing from the West, and America in particular, is close to completion, despite the official Saudi statements that say otherwise, and the emphasis on the strength of relations with America.

We do not know how the American reaction will be to this Saudi step, which President Biden may see as provocative, and in light of previous hints about the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Kingdom, most notably the issuance of the “NOPEC” law against the monopoly of the “OPEC” organization, led by Saudi Arabia, on oil prices and production, and perhaps the law “ JASTA” related to the terrorism of the events of September 11, 2001, in addition to other hints of freezing Saudi investments ($800 billion) in America, but what we know is that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as Mr. Al-Jubeir confirmed in his interview with Reuters, is now giving priority to its interests And its people in the first place, which means that it is on its way to get rid of the American hegemony, which lasted for about seventy years, by heading to join the new world order led by China and Russia.

In fact, Saudi Arabia is an important trading partner for the United States, and its number 27 in foreign trade with the United States, and it is the largest importer of American weapons in the world.

It is also a center of gravity in the West Asian region, and it can influence Biden’s relations with neighboring countries, and most importantly, it is a country neighboring Iran.

Thus, Biden, despite his strong hatred of the Saudis, needs to constantly re-evaluate his relations with them. It is noticeable that this tension characterizes the administrations of the democrats towards Saudi Arabia, especially since Muhammad bin Salman assumed power in the Kingdom.

But what is certain is the repercussions of the Ukrainian-Russian war, the rise in oil prices and the increase in inflation.. So who has the key to global oil, taming global oil prices and reducing the cost of gas.. It is Saudi Arabia.. and it is oil, and if the oil is fine, then everything is fine..

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