How President Trump’s major Morocco-Israel diplomatic deal blindsided the black hats

How President Trump’s major Morocco-Israel diplomatic deal blindsided the black hats

Special to WorldTribune.com by John J. Metzler In another stunning breakthrough for Middle East peace, the Kingdom of Morocco has recognized Israel. The latest diplomatic deal was orchestrated in the waning weeks of the Trump Administration’s first term, but built upon September’s surprising Abraham Accords where three other Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, […]

Unreported: Majority of Arabs, including 79 percent of Saudis, support Trump peace plan

Unreported: Majority of Arabs, including 79 percent of Saudis, support Trump peace plan

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2020 A new survey has found that President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan which endorses a pathway to normalized relations with Israel is widely supported by Arabs in countries that would be affected. In the Zogby Research Services poll, 7 in 10 respondents in Saudi Arabia, the United […]

President Trump suggests other states prepared to follow UAE’s lead with Israel

President Trump suggests other states prepared to follow UAE’s lead with Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia will join the deal brokered by the Trump administration last week in which Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize diplomatic ties. “I do,” Trump replied when asked at a White House news conference if he expected Saudi […]

Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

FPI / March 31, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo The ongoing oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has a significant impact on U.S. national security that few in the media seem to understand. Thanks greatly to the rebirth of the domestic shale oil and gas industry, the U.S. became fully energy independent at […]

U.S. oil leader calls moves by Russia, Saudis ‘direct attack’ on industry

U.S. oil leader calls moves by Russia, Saudis ‘direct attack’ on industry

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2020 Saudi Arabia and Russia are flooding the market with oil in a “direct attack” on U.S. producers, oil tycoon Harold Hamm said. “They’re taking advantage of this coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the world to focus in on this industry and devastate it,” Hamm, founder and executive chairman at Oklahoma […]

Russian oil power play targets U.S., but may backfire

Russian oil power play targets U.S., but may backfire

FPI / March 13, 2020 By Paul Crespo Russia and Saudi Arabia are now engaged in a full-scale oil price war where the ultimate target is the U.S. shale oil industry. Russia provoked this war days ago when it refused to follow OPEC+ plans to decrease production to maintain prices as the coronavirus saps demand. […]

852? Pentagon suspends hundreds of Saudis from flight training

852? Pentagon suspends hundreds of Saudis from flight training

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2019 Following the deadly terror attack by a Saudi student at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, the Pentagon has suspended 852 Saudi military students from flight training, raising questions about the vetting process that allowed their admission. The Saudi students will be immediately confined to classroom training, while all […]

U.S., six Gulf allies sanction Iran’s IRGC, proxies

U.S., six Gulf allies sanction Iran’s IRGC, proxies

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2019 The United States and six of its Gulf allies on Oct. 30 announced sanctions on 25 entities linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Lebanon-based Iranian terror proxy Hizbullah. The sanctions were set by Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), a two-year-old group that includes Saudi Arabia, […]

Iran’s ‘warning’ to Saudis: Back away from Yemen

Iran’s ‘warning’ to Saudis: Back away from Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2019 Iran’s president on Sept. 18 said Saudi Arabia should consider the attack on its oil facilities a “warning” to stop its military campaign against Iranian-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen. While denying Iran was behind the attack which crippled a large portion of Saudi’s oil infrastructure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani […]

‘This isn’t about Saudi Arabia’: Levin slams Gabbard’s obscene, anti-Trump tweet

‘This isn’t about Saudi Arabia’: Levin slams Gabbard’s obscene, anti-Trump tweet

by WorldTribune Staff, September 17, 2019 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, took aim at President Donald Trump’s statements on the attack on Saudi’s oil infrastructure and a possible U.S. response, tweeting, “Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not ‘America First.’ ” As […]

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