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

Asked 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 ...

Marc Thiessen: Trump's trip was his best week in office. Here's how he can repeat that success. - Salt Lake Tribune

President Donald Trump just returned from a foreign trip that was the single most successful eight-day stretch of his presidency. But almost as soon as he landed at Joint Base Andrews, he abandoned the approach that gave him his best week in office ...

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

Although 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 ...

Amnesty condemns activist deportation to Saudi Arabia - MWC 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

A 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 ...