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2017-01-19 05:25:40

Inciting Trump against Iran: Why Saudia is happy over Trump’s incumbency?

 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday he was positive about the way the incoming US administration wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State.

 

Jubeir said the interests of the world’s largest oil exporter were aligned with those of the United States, be it geopolitically – in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Iran – or on energy and financial issues.

 

 

 

When asked specifically about Riyadh’s relationship with its Shia regional rival Iran and whether there could be a detente between them, Jubeir accused Tehran of destabilising the region.

 

 

Relations between the two worsened after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the 2015 Muslim haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Iran blamed the disaster on organisers’ incompetence and boycotted last year’s haj.

 

 

Ties worsened further when Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia executed a Shia cleric a year ago. Angry Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran and Riyadh severed diplomatic relations.

 

Jubeir, whose country has given military support to the terrorist groups in Syria, said there had been close consultations with Turkey on the meeting and that it did not believe Ankara had changed its view on Assad leaving power at the end of a transition.

 

Saudia’s optimism about Trump is because of two reasons: First, Saudia is an ally of US against Assad in Syria and also a client state of US and Second most important reason is that Trump is quite close to Jewish lobby and because of thaw between Saudia and Israel, Zionist state may soften Trump’s stance towards Saudia but hardened towards Iran.

 

 

However, Iran is certainly in a strong position because of Russian and China’s support on international issues including Syria and Israel, therefore it would be hard for Trump to push it against the wall. 

 

pk.shafaqna.com

 

 

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