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US defense failure… Why Washington has to blame Iran over Saudi attacks

The devastating blitz on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry has led to a flurry of accusations from US officials blaming Iran. The reason for the finger-pointing is simple: Washington’s spectacular failure to protect its Saudi ally.

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Trump Vetoes Bans on Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump in multiple letters to Congress said he rejected resolutions that call for prohibiting weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other countries.

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Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people, mostly from Shia minority, puts body on display

Riyadh has drawn outrage from human rights advocates after it put to death 37 people and displayed a mutilated body of one of them on a pole. The execution was carried out after “sham trials,” Amnesty International said. Riyadh has drawn outrage from human rights advocates after it put to death 37 people and displayed […]

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3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty

Hundreds of Yemenis have become victims of reckless arms sales by the US and its allies to Saudi Arabia, whose coalition has indiscriminately used Western weapons in its 3-year bombing campaign, Amnesty International has warned.

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German arms manufacturer to sue govt over weapons deliveries’ halt to Saudi Arabia – report

Berlin might face a lawsuit from one of Germany’s largest defense contractors, Rheinmetall, over its decision to halt all arms deals with Riyadh in the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Der Spiegel reports.

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Newly released VIDEO is said to show Saudi hit team carrying Khashoggi’s body parts in suitcases

As the death of Jamal Khashoggi continues to cause international outrage, new footage has emerged purporting to show the journalist’s killers carrying body parts in suitcases into the house of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul.

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Saudi cash may settle in Crimea

Businessmen from Saudi Arabia have expressed an interest in investing in Russia’s Crimea, according to the region’s ministry of construction and architecture. “Representatives of the foreign [Saudi – Ed.] delegation expressed an interest in starting projects and setting up businesses in the republic,” the ministry said, following a meeting with the Saudi businessmen.

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The real reason Western media & CIA turned against Saudi MBS

Forces are aligning against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, lead by elements within the CIA and strong players in the mainstream media. But what is really behind this deterioration in relationship, and what are its implications? Following the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, western media and various entities, including the CIA, appear to […]

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Pentagon says Riyadh is too important to whip, rolls out $15bn THAAD arms deal instead

The US rarely has ‘unblemished’ partners so it will pour more defensive weapons into Saudi Arabia despite outrage over Khashoggi and Yemen, Pentagon chief James Mattis admitted as the nation handed the kingdom a big new deal.

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CIA Holds ‘Smoking Gun’ Phone Call of Saudi Crown Prince on Khashoggi – Reports

Riyadh has vehemently denied that the royal family, including Crown Prince bin Salman, has been involved in Khashoggi’s murder. A total of 21 people have been detained on suspicion of ordering and carrying out the murder; five of them face the death penalty.

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Stop being ‘Saudi Arabia’s b*tch,’ Tulsi Gabbard tells Trump, critics pounce

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has mocked US President Donald Trump’s commitment to remaining allied with Riyadh in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death, calling the president “Saudi Arabia’s b*tch.”

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Turkey Accuses US of Trying to Hush Up Alleged Saudi Role in Khashoggi Killing

Although officially condemning the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Washington is unwilling to antagonise Riyadh, which it sees as an important business partner and a “great ally” in the region.

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Saudi FM Slams Reports of Possible Regime Change Amid Khashoggi Case

Earlier, Reuters reported that certain members of the Saudi royal family are considering changing the line of succession to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from becoming the next king amid the Khgashoggi scandal.

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‘Trump Trying to Distance Himself From Criticism of Saudi Crown Prince – Scholar

US President Donald Trump has stated that he has been briefed on the recording but he didn’t have to listen to the actual tape of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. The Washington Post reported, citing CIA findings, that the Saudi Crown Prince had ordered journalist’s assassination in Istanbul last month.

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Trump reportedly ‘skeptical’ of CIA determination that Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi murder

“CIA doesn’t just contradict the Saudis, but also the Trump WH.” All the circumspection, laughter, and Trump administration statements that even at the time seemed bizarre and gullible, say critics, appear even more damning on Friday night after the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency believes the evidence shows that Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown […]

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