Saudis Dumps USA
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Oct 22, 2013
http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/...

• RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief told European diplomats this weekend that he plans to scale back cooperating with the U.S. to arm and train Syrian rebels in protest of Washington’s policy in the region, participants in the meeting said.
Prince Bandar Bin Sultan al-Saud’s move increases tensions in a growing dispute between the U.S. and one of its closest Arab allies over Syria, Iran and Egypt policies. It follows Saudi Arabia’s surprise decision on Friday to renounce a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
The Saudi government, after preparing and campaigning for the seat for a year, cited what it said was the council’s ineffectiveness in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian and Syrian conflicts.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Oct 22, 2013
• Saudi officials are suspicious of recent overtures toward the U.S. by Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, fearing that Iran aims only to have international sanctions against it lifted while secretly continuing a nuclear program that earned the sanctions, diplomats said.
–Adam Entous, Julian E. Barnes and Jay Solomon in Washington
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Oct 22, 2013
Translated:
We are pissed you are thinking about increasing petroleum supplies to the world.

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