67 articles tagged "Saudi king Abdullah"
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Barack Obama and King Abdullah
US Finally Sends Syrian Rebels Arms via Saudi Arabia – Only as Path to Geneva-3
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2014, 12:55 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US begins supplying Syrian rebels – via Saudi Arabia – advanced weapons, including include anti-tank, anti-aircraft missiles, heavy mortars and ammo. All the same, Obama’s welcome in Riyadh was heated rather than warm.

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Egypt, Saudis & UAE Push War on Muslim Brotherhood out to US and Western Capitals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2014, 12:55 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egyptian intelligence circulates a thick file compiled of interrogations of Brotherhood activists which reveal Muslim Brotherhood conspiracies to topple Arab regimes with Qatari connivance. The file was sent to Washington and European capitals.

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Moshe Ya'alon vs John Kerry
Why doesn’t Netanyahu back Ya’alon? Other prominent ME voices fault Obama’s policies too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 22, 2014, 9:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has won little backing at home for his outspoken remarks against US policies. Up until Saturday night, March 22, Binyamin Netanyahu let him face the music alone when John Kerry demanded an apology – and even when the State Dept dismissed his clarifications to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as not enough. debkafile: But Ya'alon is good company in the region, where Saudi King Abdullah, his intelligence chief Prince Bandar, Egyptian ruler Gen. Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and others slam US policies even more vigorously.

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Barack Obama
Saudis Pointedly Promote Strategic Partnership with Beijing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 21, 2014, 12:35 AM (GMT+02:00)

When he visits Riyadh this month, Obama has little hope of Saudi forgiveness for the Arab spring and its repercussions, but may reach limited understanding on Syria.

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Saudi King Abdullah and Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani
Secret Saudi-Iranian Dialogue in Oman Augurs Rouhani Visit to Riyadh
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2014, 11:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Saudis and Iranians have been in secret dialogue since Hassan Rouhani was elected president last year in order to allay the hostility between the.

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Prince Bandar bin Sultan
Bandar’s Ouster Clears the Path for US South Syrian Base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2014, 10:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration reverts to its former plan for a US-backed Syrian enclave in South Lebanon as a lever for influence in Damascus, to be achieved with Israeli, Saudi and Jordanian help.

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Saudis Procure a Pakistani Nuclear Shield & Troops, also Indian and Japanese Fleets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2014, 10:20 PM (GMT+02:00)

Riyadh is clinching military deals with Pakistan, India and Japan to show Barack Obama when he comes for a visit that Saudi Arabia has new strategic partners against Iran.

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Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef
Saudi Arabia and UAE Set to Uproot Muslim Brotherhood Influence from Region
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2014, 12:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are pulling no punches in their determination to root out the Muslim Brotherhood from their neighborhood even though this flies in the face of Barack Obama as he heads out for a visit to Riyadh next month.

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Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah
Prince Bandar Prepares Obama-Abdullah Summit. Washington Picks Its Favorite Prince
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2014, 12:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Riyadh demands a fence-mending summit for the king and Obama while flying in Washington’s face on the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, Iran and Egypt.

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Pakistan's nuclear-capable Hatf IX short-range ballistic missile
Enough enriched uranium in Iran for 4 nuclear weapons. N-Bomb awaits Saudis in Pakistan
DEBKAfile Special Report November 30, 2013, 11:38 AM (GMT+02:00)

When the Geneva accord was signed on Nov. 24, Iran had already amassed enough enriched uranium for four nuclear bombs, and the Saudis stood ready to collect an atom bomb from a Pakistani shelf. In his phone call to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama proposed tighter US intelligence oversight for verifying Iran’s compliance with its commitments and pass its findings to Israel for further analysis. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif threatened to boycott the technical discussions if Israelis were co-opted – even indirectly.

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Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah
Obama Prepares 15 “Prizes” to Cool Tempers in Riyadh and Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2013, 11:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

Obama offers Riyadh some major policy reversals on Egypt, Syria and Libya to gain King Abdullah’s cooperation.

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman’s Head Is on the Block
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

The royal consensus is the Prince Salman is not fit to remain Crown prince and the race is on for his replacement as first in line to the throne. Ex-intelligence Chief Prince is the frontrunner.

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Washington Acts to Avert Israeli Strike and Transfer of Pakistani Nukes to Saudi Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2013, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Washington hopes by clinching a fast deal with Iran, albeit a partial and first step, to avert an Israeli strike and delay the transfer of Pakistani nukes paid for by Riyadh to Saudi Arabia.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
First Partial International Accord on the Iranian Nuclear Issue Awaited in Geneva
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2013, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Kerry’s mission was to soften Saudi and Israeli mistrust of the Obama administration’s intentions on Iran and Syria. The Israeli and Saudi leaders refused to be placated.

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Riyadh to Give Syrian Rebels the Heavy Anti-Aircraft, Anti-Tank Weapons Denied by the West
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2013, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

Dead set against Obama’s policies for Syria and Iran, the Saudis are preparing to send heavy weapons to the Syrian rebels, making up the deficiency created by Western denial. Jordan must be persuaded to let the supply transit its territory.

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Riyadh Moves to Sabotage US-Russian Steps on Syria and other US interests
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2013, 1:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

Riyadh has gone into action to sabotage US-Russian steps in Syria and US interests in Turkey and Egypt as acts of hostility against Obama administration policies.

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A Saudi Quartet Pursues Pro-active Policy against Obama
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2013, 12:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Three royal princes and a functionary have formed a quartet to initiate a new style of government in Riyadh which is less focused on royal family interests. They espouse reform and an activist foreign policy.

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King Abdullah and Barack Obama
King Abdullah Builds His Own Sunni Grouping to Counter Obama’s
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2013, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi King Abdullah is set to counter Barack Obama’s Mid East policies with his own Sunni bloc, while also institute reforms and conducting a proactive foreign policy to shield the throne from Arab upheavals.

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Saudi King Abdullah backs Gen. Sissi
Saudi King Abdullah backs Egypt’s military ruler, warns against outside interference
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2013, 10:33 PM (GMT+02:00)

Condemned roundly by the West, Egypt’s military rulers received a powerful shot in the arm Friday, Aug. 16, with an unprecedented public assurance by Saudi King Abdullah of the kingdom’s support for Egypt in the fight “against terrorism” – (euphemism for the Muslim Brotherhood). In a statement over official Al-Ekhbariya TV Friday, he said Egypt’s stability is targeted by “haters,” and warned that anyone that interferes in Egypt’s internal affairs seeks to “waken sedition.” debkafile was the first to reveal Saudi backing for Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

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Frontrunner for Next Crown Prince is Former Intelligence Chief Prince Muqrin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2013, 12:23 AM (GMT+02:00)

The succession race is heating up in Riyadh as King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman are both in declining health. The frontrunner for next crown prince is Prince Muqrin, former chief of intelligence.

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