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Watch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi Arabia - JerusalemOnline;

Watch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi Arabia - JerusalemOnline

JerusalemOnlineWatch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi ArabiaJerusalemOnlineStuart Jones, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East Affairs Bureau, was asked why the US has never criticized the elections in Saudi Arabia. This was followed by an excruciating 18-second silence. May 31, 2017, 5:17PM Omri Ariel ...and more »

State Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. Silence - AlterNet;

State Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. Silence - AlterNet

AlterNetState Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. SilenceAlterNetAsked about Iran's elections and Saudi Arabia's lack of them, Stuart Jones says a whole lot of nothing. By Jefferson Morley / AlterNet. May 31, 2017, 7:26 AM PDT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to ...and more »

Gulf Arab row rattles Donald Trump's anti-Iran axis - Financial Express;

Gulf Arab row rattles Donald Trump's anti-Iran axis - Financial Express

Financial ExpressGulf Arab row rattles Donald Trump's anti-Iran axisFinancial ExpressJust 10 days after President Donald Trump called on Muslim countries to stand united against Iran, a public feud between Qatar and some of its Gulf Arab neighbours is jolting his attempt to tip the regional balance of power against Tehran. By: Reuters ...and more »

Qatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC row - The National;

Qatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC row - The National

The NationalQatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC rowThe NationalAbu Dhabi // Qatar's emir arrived in Kuwait for talks with his counterpart Sheikh Sabah on Wednesday believed to be part of Kuwaiti mediation efforts aimed at bringing an end to the latest crisis to erupt among the GCC's three most powerful members.and more »

'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi Democracy - Common Dreams;

'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi Democracy - Common Dreams

Common Dreams'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi DemocracyCommon Dreams"How do you characterize Saudi Arabia's commitment to democracy?" A good question that is apparently hard for U.S. officials to answer. by. Common Dreams staff. 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Share. 32. Share. 0. Pin. 0. Mail. 0. Share. 0 Comments. Acting ...and more »

The Two Qatars Will Test Trump's Anti-Terror Plan - BloombergQuint

The Two Qatars Will Test Trump's Anti-Terror PlanBloombergQuint(Bloomberg View) -- For a brief moment it looked like President Donald Trump had done it. He got the leaders of six Gulf nations to sign a communique pledging to eradicate the financing of jihadis. The timing happened to coincide with the completion of ...and more »

ANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crises - Al-Arabiya;

ANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crises - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crisesAl-ArabiyaQatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani attends the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in Egypt, on March 28, 2015. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 31 May 2017. Text size A A A. Qatar's policies of ...and more »

The Mirage Of An 'Arab NATO' – OpEd - Eurasia Review;

The Mirage Of An 'Arab NATO' – OpEd - Eurasia Review

Eurasia ReviewThe Mirage Of An 'Arab NATO' – OpEdEurasia ReviewAlthough the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) itself is falling apart as vividly demonstrated in the disastrous recent NATO summit where US President Donald Trump scolded other NATO members for a security free ride, this has not stopped the ...and more »

Amnesty condemns activist deportation to Saudi Arabia - MWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)

Amnesty condemns activist deportation to Saudi ArabiaMWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)Qatar said the deportation took place on May 24 and was based on legal procedures and regional agreements. Amnesty International has condemned Qatar's deportation of Saudi human rights activist to Saudi Arabia. Qatari authorities confirmed the ...and more »

Dear American Public Officials: Here is How NOT to Think On Your Feet - Paste Magazine;

Dear American Public Officials: Here is How NOT to Think On Your Feet - Paste Magazine

Paste MagazineDear American Public Officials: Here is How NOT to Think On Your FeetPaste MagazineThe State Department's Stuart Jones has a long title: Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. It's almost as long as the excruciating pause he took when, at a routine press briefing, he was asked about the double standard of the U.S ...and more »

Qatar: Amnesty International condemns deportation of Saudi activist - Middle East Confidential;

Qatar: Amnesty International condemns deportation of Saudi activist - Middle East Confidential

Middle East ConfidentialQatar: Amnesty International condemns deportation of Saudi activistMiddle East ConfidentialDoha Tuesday came under fire as London-based Amnesty International charged the Gulf country for the deportation of Saudi human rights activist Mohammad al-Otaibi to his homeland. Al-Otaibi is wanted in Saudi Arabia for tweets deemed offensive to the ...and more »

US Support for Saudi Arabia Tough to Explain for Top State Department Official - Newsweek;

US Support for Saudi Arabia Tough to Explain for Top State Department Official - Newsweek

NewsweekUS Support for Saudi Arabia Tough to Explain for Top State Department OfficialNewsweekA high-ranking State Department official appeared to become flustered Tuesday after he was questioned about the U.S.' support for Saudi Arabia, despite the oil-rich kingdom's rejection of democratic ideals. Stuart Jones, who was appointed as U.S. ...and more »

Qatar must stop its silence and re-affirm the Riyadh summit - gulfnews.com;

Qatar must stop its silence and re-affirm the Riyadh summit - gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comQatar must stop its silence and re-affirm the Riyadh summitgulfnews.comIt is time for Qatar to stop equivocating and make clear that it supports the joint positions of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), that were outlined at the recent summits when United States President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia. During those ...and more »

Watch This State Department Official Try to Explain Why We Like Saudi Arabia - Esquire.com;

Watch This State Department Official Try to Explain Why We Like Saudi Arabia - Esquire.com

Esquire.comWatch This State Department Official Try to Explain Why We Like Saudi ArabiaEsquire.comThe heavily memed image of President Trump caressing The Orb with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud was an unsettling reminder of the United States' deep ties to Saudi Arabia. The House of Saud is our key partner in the Middle East, despite the state ...and more »

US: We Want to Partner with KSA to Face Threats, Specifically Malign Iranian Influence - Asharq Al-awsat English;

US: We Want to Partner with KSA to Face Threats, Specifically Malign Iranian Influence - Asharq Al-awsat English

Asharq Al-awsat EnglishUS: We Want to Partner with KSA to Face Threats, Specifically Malign Iranian InfluenceAsharq Al-awsat EnglishThe United States affirmed the strategic partnership for the 21st century with Saudi Arabia in the security realm to face threats in the region, specifically the malign Iranian influence, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones ...and more »

Senior US official reduced to very awkward silence when asked about Saudi Arabia's attitude to democracy - The Independent;

Senior US official reduced to very awkward silence when asked about Saudi Arabia's attitude to democracy - The Independent

The IndependentSenior US official reduced to very awkward silence when asked about Saudi Arabia's attitude to democracyThe IndependentA senior US foreign affairs official gave one of the most awkward press conference responses ever witnessed in response to a question about Saudi Arabia's attitude to democracy. Having served as US Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq – and been in Al Anbar ...and more »

Question About Saudi 'Commitment' to Democracy Leaves US Official Speechless. Literally. - The Wire;

Question About Saudi 'Commitment' to Democracy Leaves US Official Speechless. Literally. - The Wire

The WireQuestion About Saudi 'Commitment' to Democracy Leaves US Official Speechless. Literally.The WireAt a recent media briefing, a top State Department official fumbled awkwardly so as not to offend his bosses or a US ally. Stuart Jones' lack of words has gone viral on social media. Credit: Reuters/Ari Jalal. There are no words. Quite literally. That ...and more »

Trump's 'Arab NATO' Vision is a Desert Mirage - STRATFOR;

Trump's 'Arab NATO' Vision is a Desert Mirage - STRATFOR

STRATFORTrump's 'Arab NATO' Vision is a Desert MirageSTRATFOREver since Teddy Roosevelt began a tradition of overseas state visits when he headed to Panama to check on his canal project in 1906, American presidents have chosen the destination of their first overseas visit with foreign policy theater in mind.and more »

Mobilization troops deny news on US$500 million“gift” - Iraqi News;

Mobilization troops deny news on US$500 million“gift” - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsMobilization troops deny news on US$500 million“gift”Iraqi News(IraqiNews.com) The Shia-led paramilitary troops has declared refusal to be dragged into conflicts between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, a leader has said. In a report on Monday, Saudi newspaper Okaz quoted Iraqi anonymous sources as saying that Qatari ...and more »

Qatar deports Saudi asylum-seeker to Saudi Arabia: Amnesty - Ahram Online

Qatar deports Saudi asylum-seeker to Saudi Arabia: AmnestyAhram OnlineQatar deported Saudi human rights activist Mohammad al-Otaibi to his homeland when he tried to fly with his wife to Norway where he had been granted political asylum, the rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Otaibi, who faces charges in ...and more »