From WSJopinion: In its first weeks in office the Biden Administration has rebuked Saudi Arabia and made concessions to Iran. How are things going so far?
The Administration emboldens the Houthis, but their attacks continue.
March 1, 2021 6:36 pm ETIn its first weeks in office the Biden Administration has rebuked Saudi Arabia and made concessions to Iran. How are things going so far?On Monday Israel accused Iran of responsibility for an explosion on an Israeli commercial ship. Over the weekend Tehran turned down U.S. and European entreaties to renegotiate the nuclear deal, while the Iran-backed Houthi militia escalated its attacks on Saudi Arabia from Yemen with a missile launch and drones.
The Biden team seems to have hoped that “recalibrating” the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, which has fought the 2015 Houthi takeover in neighboring Yemen, would draw down the war there. The Houthis have other ideas. In early February the State Department said it would reverse the group’s designation as a terrorist organization, but days later it had to release a statement that it was “deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks.”
The attacks have persisted and now Foggy Bottom’s language is more direct: “The United States strongly condemns the Houthis’ attacks on population centers in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 27,” State said on Sunday. “We call on the Houthis to end these egregious attacks.” headtopics.com
But why would the Houthis listen, when the U.S. has legitimized them with a sanctions reprieve in return for nothing, and when it broadcasts a strategy of accommodating their patrons in Tehran? Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is on the defensive as Washington downgrades the alliance and restricts arms sales.Read more: The Wall Street Journal »
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opinion I'm afraid for the future of our Country. At least he doesn't tweet mean things! Lol Biden can barely form a sentence! COVIDcoup opinion It is too early to say Biden made concessions to Saudi Arabia. The Solar Winds hack has put every part of our government and our nation’s safety at risk. We don’t know what the Saudis have on us. Jared and Lindsey Graham gave them plenty also.
opinion At first glance, US policy in the Middle East seems inconsistent in the long run, but it is consistent in burning conflicts between Islamic countries. opinion Rebuked Saudi Arabia? MB had khassoghi brutally murdered in Broad daylight in a country which is part of the EU. What was the US response, We don't accept their behaviour (daylight murder) and have requested them (Saudis) not to do it again. 🤣🤣🤣
opinion The world miss Trump already. opinion This is one of the deceptive policies of the US government that appears early in the work of any government. opinion Pretty much the way WSJ would have said regardless opinion And exactly why are Republicans, and you, pro-Saudi Arabia and anti-Iran? Global Islamic terror is primarily a Sunni, Saudi backed enterprise. You arm and supported the same people who did 9-11. What makes you right and Obama/Biden wrong?
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