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Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on Fox News Sunday

Fox News Sunday

01:45 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on Fox News Sunday

"Parade tonight The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. that's the latest on de Nico kodiak And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom Middle East stocks are taking their cue from last week's global so off today as the emergence of the worrying new coronavirus variant on the reverberates through the markets sending every major index into retreat There are declines in Dubai Saudi Arabia Israel Egypt Jordan Kuwait Qatar and Abu Dhabi today Investors in the U.S. are left wondering after Friday sell off here where stalks may go this week Many analysts say it depends in part on how dangerous the omahan variant of the virus turns out to be and there will be lots of information circulating this week as the virus spreads Julie beil with Cain Anderson Rudnick takes a look at the big picture What I worry about a lot is how structural will the changes be that impact the market Do we have a situation where dual income families suddenly switch to single income families because you know a parent wants to stay at home That is an impact a ripple impact on the economy So I think it's important to keep in mind what is going to be temporary and what's going to be more structural The S&P 500 dropped 2.2% last week In the face of the new variant this week we'll see if governor Kathy hogel will implement powers to order hospitals to limit non-essential procedures in New York to boost capacity in facilities This as the governor issued an executive order on Friday Goldman Sachs Group is rolling out a reimbursement plan to help compensate employees in the Asia Pacific region for costs incurred from a hotel quarantine stays as Hong Kong's strict COVID zero strategy makes it hard for global banks to retain top talent there Goldman's staff will be able to claim a one time subsidy of as much as $5000 to cover costs from a mandatory quarantine stay effective December 1st That according to a memo seen by Bloomberg global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Susanna Palmer This is.

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Remember When Biden Killed Domestic Oil Production to Rely on International Sources?

The Dan Bongino Show

01:54 min | 2 d ago

Remember When Biden Killed Domestic Oil Production to Rely on International Sources?

"Joe Biden came in and immediately killed the Keystone XL pipeline killing thousands of high paying union jobs It's about energy and dependence And then he okayed the Russian oil and gas pipeline going to Germany because that helps out Russia and Putin Remember Hunter Biden got three and a half $1 million from the wife of the mayor of Moscow but pay no attention to that That's not a news story No controversy there He okayed the pipeline had undermines NATO because NATO was stood up was created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to stare down and oppose Russia and the Soviet Union And that's Vladimir Putin is doing what he can to reconstitute the Soviet Union which he called the collapse of the Soviet Union The greatest or one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century All that good stuff So he's helping out Russia and Putin and undermining NATO by okaying the gulf what Nordstrom two pipeline And undermining the United States and energy independence by doing away with the Keystone XL pipeline and all those thousands of union jobs They lie to you about how many jobs were involved And no there were only 7 jobs They literally came up with ridiculous numbers like that Well now a new story popped yesterday not because of the funnies at The Washington Post or anything But a memo was uncovered And the Jake Sullivan the national security adviser to the current president of the United States On the need for reliable and stable global energy markets And now you see the Biden White House is going to OPEC The organization of petroleum exporting countries And that would be Saudi Arabia to Venezuela and a number of countries in between And they're asking OPEC to increase

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Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on BTV Simulcast

BTV Simulcast

01:16 min | 17 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on BTV Simulcast

"From the United Arab Emirates is not the first time It has already like 4.2 billion of U.S. dollars of direct investments already locked in Turkey So it's surprising but it's even higher than what Qatar has dedicated to the country But what Scott what's interesting is three is that after the season after ten years of conflict between the two countries now it's Turkey approaching the United Arab Emirates to continue with the differences and go ahead with economic interaction let's say But I think $10 billion is a good chunk of investments for in terms of FDI into Turkey But Turkey is a $700 billion economy It's foreign trade the exports plus imports is around $500 billion each year So it's a good money but it will not be saving perky's troubles in the short term because that kind of money will be coming in during a couple of years but more importantly is that its Turkey's approach back to back to negotiations with those Middle Eastern countries starting with Egypt And the country with the United Arab Emirates and going into Saudi Arabia since they were locking horns in Syria in Libya and Middle Eastern military areas kind of natural gas That will play well Do you think that foreign policy will play way in the polls relative to the economy as you say there are many protests on the street the currency is under pressure will foreign policy and reproach mons with his neighbors play in the political narrative at the polls Well not to neighbors but if Turkey is really able to reach the Biden administration through playing out with its or playing out in this new steps new forward measures with its allies in the region I think that will play out in the upcoming elections if Erdoğan was able to secure a more positive stems from the Biden administration through these kind of steps But in unless they human rights and the economic performance of tools improves I don't think it will be really an attractive point for the Biden administration That will be helpful in the upcoming election So it's a good policy to start but I don't think it will be very very much effective since Turkey has S 400 issue in between its relations with the U.S. administration right now Thank you so much for being my guest this morning on the Turkish lira and all things political In taking the UAE guild and economists at global source in Turkey Now Germany's bundesbank has warned that the low rate of business failures during the pandemic should not be seen as a guide for future risks We asked the Central Bank's vice president about the latest financial stability report Pretty clear in all of our forecasts that there's a strong temporary component Now nobody knows how long the temporary effect will be and what is the long term evolution of an inflation certainly there's higher upside risks and that's something that monetary policy has to take care of So that's something we're discussing in this report But what we are saying is that obviously monetary policy can lead to act but it also we have to make sure that the financial sector can deal with future contingencies that we all don't know And one of the things is an increase in inflation is higher interest rates And if this increase in interest rates comes rather gradually I think this is something that the financial sector can deal with If the increase in interest rate comes more abruptly then we have weaknesses in several parts of the financial sector So and that abrupt abrupt increase in interest rates certainly can also be a market increase So risk premium can change So this is something that we are very much aware of and we're making sure that the financial sector everybody manages interest rate risks very very very well And I imagine that that is so hard at this point because there's this huge debate as to whether this is one of or this is permanent how that feeds into all of this So how do you of course not getting too much into perhaps a politics of inflation But just from a policy perspective how are you able to prep yourself for both scenarios Because it does seem that the debate is not settled on either Right Like I said and it's probably very hard for everybody to attach a probabilities to either one's scenario What does that mean I mean if you can't exactly attach probabilities that's the situation where you have a lot of uncertainty And what's from a proper regulatory perspective from a financial stability perspective what are the measures you take if there's a lot of uncertainty you need higher buffers and the system you need higher buffers to absorb potential losses And this is why we're saying this is the time now to take precautionary measures to increase the particular the countercyclical capital buffer That's a buffer that can fluctuate over the cycle And that's the measure you have to take now in order to protect the financial system against whatever the future contingencies will be Of course we're here at the German Central Bank The president of the German Central Bank is for vitamin is going to leave There's so much speculation about what it means a change in the Central Bank who could be your name has even been floated Times I'm not sure if you want to comment on that But I wonder what message do you want to send as the Central Bank the faith and the institution even if names change can guarantee the against the solid nature of the institution It's not so much about the person perhaps But what the institution stands for I mean obviously you would understand that I don't comment on this decisions I think they're in the good hands with a politician I mean what is really important is that we have a very stability oriented culture So the bundesbank I think has an extremely important role in making sure that prices as table we also have and this is why we're sitting here today We have a very important mandate when it comes to financial stability And we need this So financial stability is really kind of the backbone also of price stability and for all the other policies to work as intended And that means I guess And this is always the image that the Central Bank of Germany relates that The number one focus is as inflation This is for you what is really your core mission and this is where all the efforts go to maintain that possibility Well I take the example of climate policy So I think for all the climate policies to work we need stable prices because in the end what this climate policies and CO2 prices tries to change relative prices and to steer the economy to a greener production of goods and services And so for that to happen we need stable prices So this is why it's always important that it's even more important in this day So whoever gets it and of course you know let's not speculate but whoever gets it that's still very much the message It's price ability that really should be front Absolutely That was Claudia boo vice president of the bundesbank speaking to.

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OPEC+ keeps cautious oil production despite Biden pressure

AP News Radio

01:06 min | 3 weeks ago

OPEC+ keeps cautious oil production despite Biden pressure

"OPEC and other allied oil producing countries have decided against boosting production despite a global surge in prices and demand I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the White House says the global economic recovery should not be imperilled by the mismatch between the supply and demand for oil none the less OPEC members led by Saudi Arabia along with non members led by Russia are sticking with their plan for cautious monthly increases in production in an online meeting OPEC plus approved an increase in production of four hundred thousand barrels per day for December in the plan calls for adding the same amount to the market each month into the next year Saudi Arabia's energy minister says that underscores the group's commitment to market stability the National Security Council says OPEC plus seems unwilling to use its capacity and power at a critical moment of the global recovery US oil prices have eased somewhat this week after hitting their highest level since twenty fourteen oil was up trading at more than eighty one dollars a barrel after the OPEC plus decision that's down from a peak of eighty five dollars last week I'm Ben Thomas

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FBI releases declassified documents on Sept. 11 attacks

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 3 weeks ago

FBI releases declassified documents on Sept. 11 attacks

"The FBI is made public hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents about an investigation into suspected ties between the Saudi Arabian government and the September eleventh attackers for more than a decade FBI agents investigated the support provided to several of the nine eleven hijackers when they arrived in the U. S. including finding them a place to rent and supplying financial support in particular agents focused on whether three Saudi nationals including an embassy official in Washington had advance knowledge of the attacks ultimately investigators found insufficient evidence to charge any of the three with illegally supporting the hijackers still a lawyer for the nine eleven victims families says these documents are helpful calling them very incriminating against the Saudi government which the families are suing in a New York court Jackie Quinn Washington

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Russia, China Leaders Glaringly Absent From COP26 Climate Summit

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:50 min | 3 weeks ago

Russia, China Leaders Glaringly Absent From COP26 Climate Summit

"And do you realize that this stupid climate summit show that they got going on in where are they Scotland or wherever the hell, Biden is pardon my language? Falling asleep? Oh yeah. Now there's a video that's going viral of Biden sitting there with his arms folded, nodding off at the climate change summit. I mean, we've got historic failures going on in America and Biden wants to showboat at a climate change climate change summit in Scotland. But you know who didn't go to the big climate change? Change summit? China. You know who didn't go to the climate change? Summit? Russia? You know who didn't go to the big climate change summit? Saudi Arabia, and as Terry Bruce pointed out over the weekend on Fox News, that's because these countries don't respect the United States of America under the leadership of Joe Biden. At this incredibly important Glasgow scenario where everyone's going to save the planet, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia don't show up. They just didn't show up. That is how little that the bad guys and some of the marginal bad guys in the world think of the world now and what they must do because you're right. There is no American presidency. Nothing they decide. Boris Johnson said, well, what's happened here? It's like a drop in the ocean. Well, it's because no one takes Joe Biden seriously. There was no reason to show up. There will be no price to pay. There is no leadership in the United States. They're all doing their own

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 Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

AP News Radio

01:04 min | Last month

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

"Saudi Aramco president and CEO I mean and I said has announced the state owned oil company aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by twenty fifty and it is zero from all our operation by two thousand and fifteen speaking from Saudi Arabia's green initiative forum NASA says the company understands that the road will be complex the plans the charging you will have its challenges but we are something that we can meet them and accelerate our efforts to a low emission future and this is coming from also the biggest producer of hydrocarbons in the world Saudi Arabia had earlier announced its intention to reach than that zero mark as a country but twenty sixty around canal ranks third behind Microsoft and apple as the world's most valuable company far exceeding the combined value of some of the world's biggest oil companies it produces the kingdoms of vast oil and gas products and received directives on supply production each month from the energy ministry office Saudi Arabia I'm

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 Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | Last month

Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

"Prince Charles has issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the UK for crucial United Nations climate talks saying there's a dangerously narrow window to tackle global warming the ad to the British throne says at the summit which starts the thirty first of October in Glasco shows that off to far too long climate change and biodiversity loss all right lost of paramount importance to the world in a recorded message to the Saudi green initiative for a seventy two year old Charles a longtime environmentalist said the crown of ours condemning has highlighted that human health planetary health and economic health are fundamentally interconnected server

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"Audience of One"    Bruce Baum   Bonus Show # 24   - burst 1

Standup Comedy "Your Host and MC"

01:20 min | Last month

"Audience of One" Bruce Baum Bonus Show # 24 - burst 1

"Bruce bruce. Thanks for joining us today. I hear you have a little funny to share with the crowd. Yes i do it by the way you've got the best saudi important world. This happened on hollywood squares match our and at the end of the show they let you pick one of the celebrities and you come out and whatever the the jackpot is up. You try to win. At this point it was thirty thousand dollars. Wow that was a few ten consecutive letters. Like you might start me and then go from c. tearing you'll get one clue and they have to say the word you're trying to get them to say that they get all ten they win thirty thousand well on this particular day. The guys who ended up winning. He's got a beard and he's got a cat. And he's telling steve al and a couple of other stars backstage that he works for the cia and that he monitors foreign stuff out of turkey. And we're like whoo. That's kind of cool but in the back of your mind you're not supposed to carry you there in the

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"saudi" Discussed on The Media Show

The Media Show

03:04 min | Last month

"saudi" Discussed on The Media Show

"Service was offering the sports offering that be in sports was offering was complete in the Premier League. And beans windowed this. They realized that the kind of they did some digging themselves as well as the Premier League. And they discovered that the signal that was being used to add these games originated not from a Colombian and Cuban consulting which is what the Saudis were claiming, but from Saudi Arabia, from a company called Arabs, which is majority owned by who, the Saudi government. And then what happened after that, the qataris, they then took this case to the World Trade Organization for not to kind of get to the bottom of why this is happening. And he took Saudi Arabia to the WTO arbitration process. And the WTO then ruled in favor of Saudi Arabia. So not so it's not Saudi Arabia or Qatar. And accused Saudi Arabia of essentially not charging and prosecuting the people behind Q and this was a big deal for the Premier League. This was why Newcastle, that stalled that takeover. There's a massive deal for its massive deal for the Premier League because beings contract. For example, is worth roughly 500 million pounds. And that's a lot of money for the Premier League. And when the kind of Newcastle deal became public, one of the first people to condemn it and also lobby the Premier League and the UK government against this deal was being sports. But then what also happened was in early 2000 2021, we saw Saudi Arabia and its blockade on Qatar. And as a result of that, what we also saw only last week was being sports was then allowed to air its games and its programming inside Saudi Arabia. Right. So there we go. I mean, we should point out as well in this tit for tat between or more than tit for tat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia point out that the Saudi Arabia's previously blocked the website of your title, the Middle East and I, because of what they say, your papers links to Qatar. Yeah. Jim will just got any thoughts on all of this? BN B out, Newcastle. I think with all of it, it's so hard to follow if you're not entwined in the regional politics. And it's very, very difficult. I spend so long on this and even I struggle with it. But basically, you end up with a story where the thing blocking a takeover of a Premier League club appears to be more about who's paying for the television rights than about the human rights in the country that's connected to the purchases. So, you know, we have a fit and proper persons test. But I think with all of this, it comes back to. There is no better place in the world to come to than the UK if you want to buy an institution to improve your reputation. And whether it's football club or a media outlet, that's what we come back to..

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"saudi" Discussed on The Media Show

The Media Show

03:28 min | Last month

"saudi" Discussed on The Media Show

"Which involves western media companies entertainment companies, and they appear to have turned the page. I'm from chatham House. Good point to bring you in. Are you surprised there isn't more pushback over what happened with Cassidy? I think that there was this two year lull where MBS and the kingdom receded. They tried to take a back seat, not be so public. And work on domestic issues. So that's what we have been witnessing over this two year period. And with the sale of Newcastle, I think this is a sort of signal that people are willing to turn the page. And as Vivian described with so many companies, still looking for markets, western companies have not been very successful or able to push back on human rights issues. Which in the kingdom, of course, go beyond the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And also, you know, worthwhile, elevating and mentioning that activists and women and journalists are detained also in the kingdom. But the market is a hugely appealing. There's a very young population that is looking to benefit from the social liberalization that was granted by Mohammed bin Salman. And so there is a domestic dynamic here to the sports wash shape or media washing that is taking place. And the soft power projection is very much tied to domestic drivers of reform in the kingdom. And of course, it has broader regional and international implications as well. Larry, let me bring you in because Salam mentioned the football that is has been the big story this past week. The Saudi led consortium, buying into Newcastle for United football club. Everybody from the Middle East and I because in all the excitable coverage about these new owners in football, there's actually been much less about something we've obviously noticed on the media show, because with the media show, which is, you know, in the end, this is really a media story in a sense. Tell us what are being and how that will plays into this. So Sabine sports is the katari back sports broadcaster that's got the commercial rights to air Premier League games and sporting events from around the world. For the Middle East and also a lot of the global south, for example, Indonesia is a big market for being sports. And what happened was, in 2017, when there was an air sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar, which owns being sports. We're also and this was imposed by Saudi Arabia. We're also in sports was then banned inside Saudi Arabia. Within a few weeks later, what you'd also see emerging is a new website could be our Q and this was being promoted by senior royal advisers on Twitter like Turkey and Sheik who's in charge of the whole kind of entertainment revamping in saddle, and also saddle katani, who has been his accused of helping orchestrate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mentioned earlier. And this.

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EXPLAINER: Why do Iraq's elections matter to the world?

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last month

EXPLAINER: Why do Iraq's elections matter to the world?

"Iraq's elections on Sunday come with enormous challenges Iraq's economy has been battered by years of conflict endemic corruption and more recently the corona virus pandemic state institutions are failing while the country's infrastructure crumbles as well powerful paramilitary groups increasingly threaten the authority of the state and hundreds of thousands of people are still displaced from the years of war while few Iraqis can expect meaningful change in their day to day lives the parliament elections will shape the direction of Iraq's foreign policy as a key time in the Middle East including as a rock is mediating between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Islamic State figure charged with supporting terrorist group

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Islamic State figure charged with supporting terrorist group

"A leading Islamic state media figure has been charged in US federal court in Virginia with conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization federal officials say Mohammed Khalifa was captured overseas by the Syrian democratic forces in January twenty nineteen and recently transferred into FBI custody the Saudi born Canadian citizen was a leading figure in the Islamic state of Iraq he's alleged to have fought for ISIS on the battlefield in Syria and also to have played a leading role in translating narrating and advancing the group's online propaganda prosecutors say Khalifa's efforts furthered its worldwide recruitment efforts expanding the reach of videos that quote glorified the horrific murders and indiscriminate cruelty of ISIS if convicted Khalifa faces a maximum penalty of life in prison I'm Ben Thomas

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Author Joel Rosenberg Describes His Latest Book 'Enemies and Allies'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:01 min | 2 months ago

Author Joel Rosenberg Describes His Latest Book 'Enemies and Allies'

"Rosenberg. Welcome to the program. Thanks bob it's great to be with you. Oh eric trish. I even heard of you. I've heard of you in fact i've had you on the program many times. You have so many new york times. Bestsellers that i. I laugh because to somebody who i don't know. I think i have five officially but i thought you have written so many books and your books do so well and you now have another book so before we get into current events. 'cause i wanna talk about the middle east. Sure i'm tell us about the new book. Because it's i know it's it's the new book. Well what's interesting about this book. Enemies and allies is. It's the first book. It's the only book that really takes you inside the middle east twenty years after the horrific events of nine eleven to to assess. Where are we today right. Who our enemies today. Because they've changed and who our allies today. They've also changed but what makes us book. Distinctive is not just that. I'm sort of analyzing it from my own vantage point. But i'm taking the readers inside the palaces and the presidential compounds in every major american ally in the middle east. You're sitting with prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu you're sitting with israeli president ruby. Rivlin you're sitting with. Israel's defense minster by you're also sitting as i take you with me into riyadh saudi arabia and you're meeting mohammed bin salman most consequential and i think the most controversial leader in the arab world and presidency in egypt and king of jordan and the leaders of the united arab emirates and bahrain. This there is no book. Might this that has allowed you to sit there and listen to these leaders. What are they think are the worst threats facing not only the united states but them how do they how are they changing their societies because there are massive changes. So that's what makes us book interesting and for me fascinating to live it over the last few

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John Zmirak Details All the Times George W Bush Mislead the People

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:36 min | 2 months ago

John Zmirak Details All the Times George W Bush Mislead the People

"So in my columnists dream dot org w. e. hardly knew i go through all the times. George w bush misled us when on the campaign trail. He promised a modest are policy modest foreign policy. This man who proceeded to try to build a global empire. My theory on what motivated w though is a is a simple one. When he was collecting his gentleman sees at yale. I'm he wasn't known for schoolwork but he was known for before drinking a lot and playing risk. Remember that team risk. We used to play by certainly do back. In the days of the board games bright he played it every night at yale. And you and i know from having played what is the key to winning. Where's controlling the middle east. That stuck in judges head very little else. That happened second said. But i think control the middle east. That kinda stuck stuck in their long with the advice from his dad's oil buddies. I first of all spent the summer of two thousand one. Ignoring the i reports al-qaeda plans to fly airliners into us buildings there were reports. We've seen them they. He just didn't act on. The planes hit the buildings. What does he do he flies. Every member of the bin laden family out of america instance. First thing he does every member the bin laden family he gets them safely the country. Okay break this down hold on break it down for me and my audience the family. Why are they saudi friends. Who are they yes. They weren't saudi friends his and made sure that every member of that family was safely removed from the country. Within twenty hours was on top priority. He summoned a group of of of muslim leaders and held a press conference the next day calling islam. A religion of peace and saying these attacks had nothing to do with jihad and nothing to do with islam. That was a lie that he maintain all through his eight years in office. That jihad has nothing to do with islam. Al qaeda has. It's just a weird wild perversion of islam. As opposed to what you and i know that it is simply orthodox islam put into practice period. He lied about that he knew better. He lied he lied to america. Ocoee covered up the connections of the saudi arabian government to al-qaeda and now the fbi just last weekend revealed some of the details that at least one. Saudi diplomat in the us was paying for the hotel rooms of the hijackers before they did the hijack.

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"saudi" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

Chicago Dog Walk

04:14 min | 2 months ago

"saudi" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

"This charity where do you get all your money from the saudi royal family and then they're dispersing it as they see fit where you're getting money off from the ambassador's wife who how are you in the united states student visa even though i don't go to class it's like a very like there's like a buffer there's always a buffer like plausible deniability but this is more and more becoming like as more documents release in these. This latest round of releases. Was the sixteen page document released. Just you know right before the twentieth anniversary by joe biden against heavily redacted. But they're letting things start to trickle out the. Yeah maybe saudi arabia was on some level behind it. Maybe the kingdom no but people in his family certainly did. And that's been speculated since the beginning obviously like majority of them were from there. Yeah but but it was always denied because now it's like being released from the heart you're in it's taking taking these families a long time to get here like i said. They initially tried to the they were going to sue the saudi royal government and take them to court where they would be subject to discovery. And there're some law on the books as hey like we. Actually there's some. I can't remember the name law but you're just basically not allowed to sue governments k. So then there are well fuck that so. They went through this long process decade of trying to get the laci so they had to lobby to go to congress and called their cars. Raise money to all these things. They finally get the law changed. They bring it to obama's desk. Obama vetoes saying. Hey we don't want to go down this path. Saudi arabia saudi arabia's out there saying like we have seven hundred fifty billion dollars in holdings in the united states in different investments and holdings and that. We're going to pull all that out so we don't have that sees which would be a significant Impact on our economy in these different businesses..

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"saudi" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

Chicago Dog Walk

05:46 min | 2 months ago

"saudi" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk

"So if like hey like saudi arabia's working with these terrorists funneling money to it's because they're solely interwoven with this more hardcore stream view and has really ramped up since nineteen seventy nine. So they go there linked going all the way back to the original House of saw the king of sod. Okay he he was from this part of saudi arabia where this other guy whose name wa lasting was a hob and he was from a from a prominent religious family and the house of sod was more like business and political and they. You know there's all these kind of warring tribes back then. I think we might have talked about this on another dock and those two guys foreign basically an alliance and it was like all right. The king of of sowed your family. You're going to be in charge of all military operations and all the political entities at the hobby family. They're going to be in charge of all the all the all the religion section so they have like the ministry of religion. That's run by these hobbies and they have created this network of kind of this growing extremism and they were loosely linked and then they kind of fell apart okay or had a bigger divide as the years went on. We're talking like one hundred or so years. Two hundred years hobby ism is still like the principal religion but they're not working closely with The the king of saudi arabia at the time two things happen in hundred seventy nine that makes saudi arabia flip on its policy towards the more hardcore religious factors of their country and other government. So nineteen seventy nine iranian revolution guy. Where you had this secular The the shah around who's a ruler of iran. They get thrown over by these student radicals. Who are like very extremist. Muslims and they become a theocracy where like the religious elements of iran are very much in charge and then also took over and took power in the the the biggest mosque in mecca. So it's like holy shit these guys. These radicals who were kind of just pushing over here. Okay like yeah. You guys do your thing do your thing. Whatever well now we just saw them. Topple iran that type of person not the same group at the same religious fervor people toppled iran and now. They have our mocks so they could really do that to us too. So why don't we bring them back in closer. And that's what saudi arabia start to do in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. Because like the king kingdom the royal family was scared shitless. Okay so that is how this started. And then it is estimated that the the saudi royal government or saudi royal family rather has spent upward and again. This is the number one oil rich country in the world has spent an estimated one hundred billion dollars exporting lobbyism throughout the world over the last forty years since that happened there i hate will will bring in closer and then they've built fifteen hundred mosques around the world so now that now that they're working more closely with autism it becomes a thing where like you can't really advance in your career and the saudi government if you're not a hobby so either have to actually be one or say you're one But that is how you end up having more power in the saudi royal family so why would saudi arabia want to support these groups walls..

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Apple patches exploit attributed to hacker-for-hire firm

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

Apple patches exploit attributed to hacker-for-hire firm

"Apple released an emergency software patch to fix a security vulnerability researchers at the university of Toronto citizens labs say the flaw could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other apple devices without any user action and allowed spy ware from the world's most infamous hacker for hire firm NSO group to directly infect the iPhones of a Saudi activist the lab says this was the first time a so called zero click exploit had been caught and analyzed security experts say average iPhone iPad and mac users generally don't need to worry these kind of attacks tend to be highly targeted in a blog post apple said it's issuing a security update for iPhones and iPads because a maliciously crafted PDF file could lead to them being hacked I'm a Donahue

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Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals' Connections to 9/11

NPR News Now

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals' Connections to 9/11

"By the administration has declassified a report. The ties the nine eleven hijackers to saudi nationals. Living in the us victims families have wanted to see the sixteen page report for years. Npr's laura sullivan has more. The newly released report was written by. Fbi agents at the end of an investigation called operation. Encore it examined possible ties between the hijackers and the saudi arabian government. The report does not dry any conclusions about government involvement but it does link to saudi nationals one with diplomatic status to the hijackers far more closely than has been previously known. The report found the two men helped or tasks others to help some of the hijackers and found both men had ties to well-known extremists. The saudi government has maintained that any ties are coincidental and says that it had no previous knowledge of the attacks. The biden administration meanwhile has promised to release more documents. In coming

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FBI Releases Documents on Possible Saudi Involvement in 9/11 Attack

NBC Nightly News

01:19 min | 2 months ago

FBI Releases Documents on Possible Saudi Involvement in 9/11 Attack

"As america commemorates the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven this weekend the f. b. i. is releasing newly declassified documents from its investigation all those years ago monica album now on what the bureau says about a possible saudi government connection to the attacks. The fbi released a sixteen page report examining possible connections between the nine eleven terrorist and the saudi government but it contained no conclusive evidence. The investigative record is the first in a batch of declassified documents ordered by president biden after mounting pressure from families who lost loved ones on september eleventh like brett eagleton whose father bruce died that day yesterday was really big win for us because it substantiates what. We've been saying all along. The heavily redacted report describes a november twenty fifteen interview with an unidentified man in frequent contact with saudi nationals in the us who investigators say provided quote significant logistic support to two of the hijackers in the lead up to nine eleven. The kingdom has long denied any role in the attacks which kicked off america's longest war one. The president continues to defend ending. So people think was time to get out of afghanistan but the flip it is. They didn't like what we got out. But it's hard to explain to anybody. How could you get out.

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Hey Saturday's Saskia Nelson Explains the Importance of Great Photos for Online Dating

Unhinged and Bumbled up

02:17 min | 2 months ago

Hey Saturday's Saskia Nelson Explains the Importance of Great Photos for Online Dating

"Sascha you. First of all tells a story about behind his saturday. Yeah well basically. Is it online dating for a long time. Pretty much is ten years on and off now all the time Yeah and so. When i came to sign up my photography business i was. I wanted to specialize niche as as as kind of makes sense for business on. I miss elected back. Oh my online. Dating days by. Because i'm a visual person and i'm so i can't scott the time the columnist of hartman. I kind of recognize the importance in skylight. They just use a massive photo when they want to market something. I really strong powerful fight catches. Your eye really really stops. She's makes you stop into tracks and look at it and might have three words without photo like believing better or something. And i was just like. Wow okay. imagine if you translate it that dayton price file how like powerful could be rather than the usual. Saudi larry fatos and that tonight of copy on agreeing off that basically and this was back in twenty thirteen so i did the research and november staying any while. I thought that's kinda vault because to me. It might so much sense benefits. Because i was a visual person is in king this is just kind of occurrence the people while i'm going to give it a guy so i did that and then at the beginning. Was this log like first year. It was this hard slog like giggling it because it was saying and me having a blocking across all the dating apps and things like that guy. Hey this thing you could get an. You can be ahead of the cub. If everyone else is using rubbish that you'll know you're really gonna stand out cypher. Not kind of grow and grow and then we have exploited yet lights up like on the yeah expanded to the sites as well. So it's yeah it's been. It's been busy times anymore now. Busy money

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FBI Releases Newly Declassified Record on Sept. 11 Attacks

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

FBI Releases Newly Declassified Record on Sept. 11 Attacks

"And F. B. I. report declassified by the Biden administration ties two of the nine eleven hijackers to Saudi nationals living in the U. S. however it doesn't provide proof senior kingdom officials were complicit in the pot the Saudi government denies involvement there has been speculation of involvement since shortly after the attacks when it was revealed most attackers were Saudis Asama bin laden was from a prominent family in the kingdom the document released on nine eleven is a summary of an FBI interview done in twenty fifteen with a man who had frequent contact with Saudi nationals in the U. S. who supported the first hijackers to arrive in the country Biden ordered government agencies to review and release what documents they can over the next six months something victims families have long called for I'm Julie Walker

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FBI Releases First Declassified 9/11 Document After Biden Order

NPR News Now

01:07 min | 2 months ago

FBI Releases First Declassified 9/11 Document After Biden Order

"Biden administration has declassified a sixteen page f. b. i. report on the links between saudi citizens in the united states and two of the nine eleven hijackers. The is the first to be disclosed since president biden ordered a declassification review but it offers no evidence at the saudi government was complicit in the attacks. The release came after ceremonies were held across the nation to mark the twentieth anniversary of the attacks as npr's taped mr reports. There was solemn music the reading of victims names and junior eddo mirrow abide in speeches. Gordon felt the brother of edward felt a victim of the crash of united flight. Ninety three spoke at the ceremony in shanksville september eleventh was not a singular event but a date that marked a cultural paradigm shift in our country and for freedom loving people across the globe. President joe biden participated in events at all three locations dave mitch. Npr

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FBI Releases Declassified 9/11 Document after Biden Order

NPR News Now

01:05 min | 2 months ago

FBI Releases Declassified 9/11 Document after Biden Order

"The biden administration has declassified a sixteen page f. b. i. report on the links between saudi citizens in the united states and two of the nine eleven hijackers. The is the first to be disclosed since president biden ordered a declassification review but it offers no evidence at the saudi government was complicit in the attacks. The release came after ceremonies were held across the nation to mark the twentieth anniversary of the attacks as npr's taped mr reports. There was solemn music the reading of victims names and junior eddo mirrow abide in speeches. Gordon felt the brother of edward felt a victim of the crash of united flight. Ninety three spoke at the ceremony in shanksville september eleventh was not a singular event but a date that marked a cultural paradigm shift in our country and for freedom loving people across the globe. President joe biden participated in events at all three

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"saudi" Discussed on Stand Up

Stand Up

07:23 min | 6 months ago

"saudi" Discussed on Stand Up

"I was excited. You say it again. American and then i had the most surreal conversation i ever had with the person he looks at me and he says i want to thank you for everything i want to invite you and your friends to come to my palace so that i may entertain you look. Are you freaking kidding me. I am not getting invited to a palace by prince. Oh my god up until this point my only experience with royalty was a burger king drive through all of a sudden one of those. Suv's pulls up and a guy jumps out in a suit. And i guess. His favorite word was pleased. Because that's all he said. Please please please please please please. Are you kidding me. There's a man in a suit trying to give me in the back of a lincoln navigator and there's a prince invited was palace. I'm not gonna lie. I felt like a hot chick. God let her. We get to the front of his palace. You guys. i'm not gonna let it didn't look like a palace. The walls are really high. There's bob wire around the entire property. And there's two guys in the front with machine-guns. I'm looking at this and i'm like this doesn't look and i started thinking what up on some messed up. Episode of middle eastern punt bala as you put the prison and your fortune elite. The doors opened up and we drive in and then they closed and when we got outside you guys. What we saw was amazing outside. Desert inside palm trees. Bushes shrubs a pond and he had exotic pets. I know exotic pets over there. He's a frequent. Bala constrictor are you kidding me. Snakes monkeys zebras tiger. Oh my god that makes me kung fu panda started thinking what if he decides to keep me. It sounds messed up but let me explain as an american you cannot just purchase an airline tickets go to saudi arabia. You have to be invited by a person of power. When i left detroit to go over there. I had to fill out a form that says i understand that i'm going to saudi arabia and should something happen to me. One of those things on the list being kidnapping conveniently right above death. America is not responsible. The prince could have actually your mind two weeks later now. He's showing someone else around. It is my snake at ziba at this my mexican mcivor. You said some little boxes but it never happened. And we're walking around and actually pulled him aside for a second. I said listen. I gotta tell you something. Will you tell me. I need to apologize. What did you do. I didn't do anything. I just want to apologize for coming here with the wrong mentality. I says unfortunately. I bought the just you know because it is the middle east you guys. We're going to be rude and everybody's been nothing but nice. I know. I didn't think you guys we're going to speak english so well and understand you know so many references and you guys get everything i know. But you guys we're going to throw rocks but you're funny. Never mind what are three. So we're walking and he's showing me this and that and we're just kind of like looking around. I thought it was great. And then i saw something that freaked me out. We're walking in the direction of a giant cage. And when i saw the cage i stopped. What's the cage. Look great fly. Walk over towards the cage and look inside and i notice that there's birds in there okay. Cool it's a birdcage. And he got all birds. Those are falcons okay. Well you have a lot of falcons or use a falcons for hunting. You hunt falcons. No no no no. Each falcon is very expensive. One hundred thousand. us dollars. They are trained. We go out and shoot a little animal and we send a falcon three. Would you like to see on a little dogs. Before i know it here comes the other guy leaf and he goes inside the cage and he puts on this leather glove comes up to his elbow and he starts getting one of the falcons. I'm watching them. Do this and i noticed. All the falcons are on these purchase about this high. And there's about fifteen in a row and they all have hoods covering their eyes. And i asked them why do they have hoods of their is met. They look like little hostages shit. I'm sorry i meant no disrespect by that man seriously i. It was a slip and he was cool. I ended up middle east test. The so the other guy comes out. And he's got to go with him and he's got a glove and he hands me the glove and put it on any transfers his falcon arm and all of a sudden. He starts doing snapping things. And he's basically showing me. That the falcons trained and i thought that was great though. We're going to kill something. No but we're just playing with the falcon. And i started getting excited and the more excited i got the more. The prince started showing his age because then he got excited. Like this is great these great. This is so cool. So here's a look you to have somebody falcons. I am so lucky. Would you like falcon so matter-of-fact like would you like to cook eat. Would you like a falcon same way. Are you kidding me. Don't give me a falcon that can retrieve things shoe. You'd think i'm lazy. Hell no don't give me a. I wouldn't even leave the house. I'd be at the front door doughnuts. Who the hell is gonna watch my falcon. When i'm appear performing. I can't leave it with my buddy. Deane in the back you know he would abuse take to some nightclub trying to hook up every the red head stopped you. It was better because you can..

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"saudi" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

07:15 min | 1 year ago

"saudi" Discussed on The Heat

"We have presented if you will evidence. was involved we. Give envy, the evidence because that tax overhaul tentatively we've preserved the of the weapons that were used in the tax, and we presented those two investigative teams, not only from that the nation's, but also from other nations as well and we. Ought to doing the case for? that. These weapons actually did originate from. we've been doing that for quite some time now it is. Only now that the United Nations have included now own independent investigation the conclusion that what we have been saying all along is is actually correct and accurate. Iran says it's right to import arms no different from the United States supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia. Weapons that have been used in Saudi Arabia's offensive in neighboring Yemen which is caused one of the biggest. Humanitarian crises in the world. We have no -fensive in Yemen. We have an operation. Vet Is there to protect the sovereignty and unity and legitimacy off the. Nation based on request by Yemeni government. The ones who have caused. The war in Yemen are rebels that have taken over. The government centers in Sunshine. deb Sweat and have. The president and his government hostage voted for quite some time before they were able to. themselves. To Aden so. That is the situation there Goss to him in regards to the supply of weapons to Saudi Arabia. We have never used our weapons anywhere. Other than for self defense allow Kentucky with abundant resources, and with thousands of kilometers of. Boulders with neighboring countries and we live in a dangerous neighborhood. Love, the least of which ministerial Internet's and intervention in of countries, so we ought using weapons for legitimate purpose of self defense. Or I want to move on to Saudi Arabia's relationship with China the Saudi, Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He visited China in February of last year. The two countries signed a ten billion dollar deal under which Saudi Arabia will supply seventy percent of crude oil to a refinery that is going to be jointly built in northeastern China. Arab News newspaper says Saudi Arabia has been looking increasingly towards the east in its foreign policy. What's behind that and now as that into Saudi Arabia's broader relationship with China. Excellent relations with China we have these religions have developed. Steadily, and have become stronger and stronger over the past few years along with the visit of. Run Honest Account Prince. His Majesty Game Kings have a man as visited China in two thousand seventeen, and has visited China twice before that in his capacity as clown prince, and as gone of Geometry Jim. And the commission and economic ties between the two days. Steadily increasing, China is. Top customer. Could? Off The top supplier to China, and we are looking at the investment projects in China including the London refers to which will further enhance relations between two countries. We have the great deal of respect for the Chinese people and leadership. And we appreciate and recognize the efforts China's making to. Exit Gate hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. And we hope to benefit from the Chinese experience, and to learn from it, and we also hope to be able to contribute to it to the mutual benefit of countries. About, the Saudi Arabia and China is also reached agreement on a two hundred and sixty five million dollar agreement on the provision of coronavirus kits and medical expertise from China to Saudi Arabia. How has this helped Saudi? Arabia battled as pandemic. It has helped to demand ously. We have been battling the pandemic very vigorously. I might add that at the beginning of the pandemic Saudi Arabia also. Donated supplies of. Our kids and the. Medication Liquid Benton, the products to the Chinese government, when it was suffering from the peak of the pandemic in in one obvious. So the. Arrangements that we reached with the Chinese government. To a street, beneficient including this. Agreement to have supplies from China not being used at the moment, we Riyadh. Pretty much? On top of the proliferation of the disease in Saudi Arabia we have taken dramatic measures including curtailing layers in mosques and dollar. So. Hopefully all of this is going to foot in the food. I have one final question on these Saudi Arabian economy. The IMF estimate Saudi. Arabia's economy will contract by six point eight percent this year. The covid nineteen pandemic has of course reduced demand for Oil Saudi Arabia's main exports, oil exports plunged by eleven billion dollars. That's in the first quarter when it's measured on a year on year. How serious is this four Saudi Arabia? What's the plan to get out of it? Well, it is of course pretty serious and asked a bit has had continuous growth in its GDP over the past several years and This year we would probably Sofala. A decline because of the pandemic that the government has already taken measures to contain expenditure and to an has. The by Vance means which would hopefully. They. Do stay impact of this. An active growth may be limited together, but. We autumn. Than other countries around the world, some of which have stuff out of debt, negative growth rates Mattaya percentages I, believe even China as abandoned. Setting up top gets broader. It's on economic growth this year because of the nature of the pandemic and Downton dictate ability. Of the situation. About thanks for joining us. Thank you my pleasure. That was our more LEMme Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Nations. Heat is produced by CG. Tan America Executive Producers Tier of h John Gilmore senior producer. This episode of the PODCAST was produced by Marsh Con. Once again. 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"saudi" Discussed on Oil and Gas This Week Podcast

Oil and Gas This Week Podcast

11:06 min | 1 year ago

"saudi" Discussed on Oil and Gas This Week Podcast

"Maybe you've seen I haven't seen oil prices quite this low. I saw twenty five six back in fourteen fifteen but this is a complete isn't new. It has twenty. I saw it in the eighties. Get LOWER THAN THIS. But that was a different combination of factors than and that scared the bejesus out of everybody then right now with this like perfect storm of the crow virus with the low crude prices with literally countries being locked down here in the US. We have several states at the literary. It's the state's entire states are locked down and you combine all that with social media where people can instantly find out what's going on and as a population. We have never experienced this before we have you know. There's this is usually where I shine. Start making predictions about stuff. I have no experience at all nor does anybody know political leaders know people know doctors know podcasters. Nobody talking crap on twitter or Youtube or whatever. Nobody's been through this. Nobody can use experience a state where this thing's going but it's Jake for the first time in the extremely long time I'm worried I'm worried too and it's one of those things that so today's episode going to be a little bit longer. There's a lot to cover. We WanNA unpack this situation by no nor mark had the solution to the situation will WanNa try to give you all. The facts spent pretty much all of yesterday in the day before just reading everything I possibly could get my hands on the really try to assess the situation because it's concerning it's very concerning we don't really know what's going to happen elitist imperial report that everybody is referencing is saying that this can last twelve to eighteen months so then the question becomes can we all self quarantine for twelve eighteen months without completely destroying the global economy. And if not what do we do do we? Just accept the fact that we're going to infect other people in. There's going to be more deaths. You know I'm really curious to hear everyone's take so. Please write in if we get any of this wrong. Please let us know. There's just so much uncover so mark. Do you WANNA start off. Had It all this began. Let's go ahead and recap everything that happened with. Opec not agreeing. You want me to do this. Yeah sure so. At Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salam single that Saudi Arabia was once again going to produce oil to maximum to crash all prices in full skill. All price were basically Russia in Saudi Arabia. In this price war Russia has a budget break even price of forty dollars per barrel and then Saudis is eighty four so Russia can produce over eleven million barrels per day easily in Saudi averages. About eight million barrels a day so. Russia's major oil producer. Ross neff has been begging present put allow to produce more oil since the OPEC arrangement. That was I group upon December twenty sixteen so by the Jake NBS Mohammed bin. Some on. Okay let's the crab prints from Saudi Arabia. So he literally escape Russia what they wanted and as a Friday reported increase in production which has caused WTI drop from twenty five back down to twenty three dollars. This is crazy. I haven't seen prices this low. It happened so quickly and once again like we talked about earlier. This is literally price war between Russian Saudi Arabia and a lot of the American especially the service companies as today are the ones that started. Take casualties yes. Saudi Arabia is coming in and saying to Russia. Hey we're GONNA increase production and Russia especially Putin probably fell off his horse that he was writing shirtless and was like he was like. Okay go ahead. Let's see what happens in. So how does this affect to them? So let's start with Russia so before rush increase production on Friday today Saturdays. This would have been yesterday. They want to try to lose more than forty billion revenue lower prices than it's expected to be even higher now but when? Russia runs in a deficit. They pulled from their sovereign wealth fund AK Their National Wealth Fund. So at the current rate they can last up to five years. Okay that's just with him being in a deficit but they can weather the storm much longer than Saudi Arabia can. So how does this affect Saudi Arabia? So Saudi Arabia's own Deputy Economic Minister Mohamed Al to hurry stated unequivocally in October that if the Saudis tried this exact same strategy from two thousand fourteen in two thousand sixteen and if the global economy stays the same which has an obscene devices accelerated things. They are doomed for bankruptcy at three or four years into this and so that's their own economic minister saying the exact same thing if they tried this. It's like an workout well for them. So here's the interesting thing we've talked about Saudi Aramco's IPO over the last probably eight or nine months everything leading up to it them going raising a ton of money being valued at the most valuable company in the world two trillion dollar plus market cap. Here's the issue. Saudi Aramco is currently serving two masters the public so the Kingdom and its shareholders the population there in Saudi Arabia. Twenty percent of the population actually invested in the IPO was a little bit speculation That they were forced to invest view. But still everybody is incentivized for Saudi Aramco to do well so Saudi has committed to a seventy five billion. Oh a dividend to police shareholders before the kingdom gets paid now with all this is going on lower oil prices and everything else. It's going to be enough cash to even cover that so. The question becomes will the kingdom pay itself and if it fails to provide the dividend funds the government anyways. It shows that Aramco is still a tool for its own power and not a public firm in so faith in the company should be lost and we'll be lost an especially as it completely take so in practical terms that means if this takes longer than we thought by Russia for Saudi to go bankrupt and it starts to have any negative impacts on Russia than Moscow will just click fingers together and reliable. Come running and sign a new OPEC deal. Yeah so there's some other variables that complain this and once again. I don't know this is just me talking out loud through some of the other possibilities one of which is we as the as a US producer we actually if we want it to out produce both Russia and OPEC at the same time and they know that now we won't at this low crew price of art but we could and jake darn it if I was president got opened. The strategic reserve fled the market a put tax incentives to make our operators get whole financially. But make them produces much as possible. I think I'd bring down a five dollars a barrel for while bankrupt both Russian Saudi Arabia. 'cause we can recover from it. Our economy is not dependent on represented hydro-carbon stairs is the other thing that could happen. Is Our government could pace taxes or tariffs on imported crude that would artificially prop up the US market once again you know. Do you pull that lever. There's not a lot that we can do right now although it was interesting to watch trump say that he's getting ready to look into this and I believe that was yesterday and all prices went up temporarily because of the perception of him actually looking into it so just shows you how much perception can move this market around. And this this Luke Crew. Precious can't continue. What scares me is the fact that you actually dug up. In the fact that if Russia needs to they can continue this much longer. Saudi Arabia can much much longer. And so I'm seeing at twenty five dollars a barrel from everything that I'm reading. Russia can last ten years with their strategic reserves and then Assad can manage to to five years kinda given where things are at currently at most in so remember. Saudi was the one who started this not Russia. So what we need to do is we need to get Saudi back at the table and agree to the production cousin. So let's talk about. There's different hats so I agree with everything you said about. Our economy is not based or rely on one hundred percent on oil and gas for energy near as much as the Russians or Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's sixty percent of their entire income comes from oil and gas however. So there's two hats so there's the global or might nice citizen hat and then there's the me isn't willing gas professional hat in obviously completely flooding. The market would completely ruin most of our industry for so long. So let's dive into. How does this affect us? You know we're seeing a lot of layoffs are seeing a lot of furloughs so let's talk about what's happening to Washington so oil abusive already pushing. Congress for help you seeing Republican senators pleading lettuces Saudi government tobacco price for. There's little evidence to suggest that a dozen. Us Energy will be able to convince Saudi Arabia to change course trump saying that he could intervene in the price. Will were Saudi Arabian Russia. And we saw the price of oil go a little bit resolved sasco of just a little bit. Everything's still down. But it's from where it was but searching for a medium ground to kind of break the deadlock as lawmakers are trying to figure out how to help our domestic oil and gas industry so trump's administration is planning on eating struggling. Shell drillers involving by as much as three billion dollars worth of oil from domestic producers employ. Five thousand people or less. This is a short term solution. We don't have a ton of capacity in the strategic reserves. I think this can last four from what I read a little over a month in terms of US actually filling of strategic reserves and then full. And then what we do you know so. I don't really see that is a long term solution. So what is the solution mark? You WanNa go first. What do you think is a solution? I I've got a couple different options. Kinda laid out that we can get dive into yet. So everybody's talking that we need to cut production and that has bothered the Ba- gebes out of me. Since I started being mentioned a year ago and you know what Jake maybe. That's the right way to go. You know it's a global commodity weird now can be the swing player in all of this. My my problem with cutting production is then you're having the government step in until private companies what to do. And that's a very non capital very thing to do but it might be might not be. It might not only be the best solution. It might be the only solution. Yes Oh man. This is hard so I guess. Kinda falls into two categories. Do we play ball on a global scale. Do we go and sit at the table with. Oh Pag I saw Ryan Sitton. He's one of the railroad to. He tweeted out that he has been invited to view the OPEC meeting. I think at the end of March or early April June June proposed pointing at the krona pandemic. So do we play ball? We set the table with him. And do we agree. To any production cuts on a global scale. And I think I could be wrong. Could be the first time that we've actually agreeing. Production cuts at kind of the global stage. We have done production cuts as a state Texas nineteen seventy-three or do we play hardball. Okay so let's kind of dive in these one of those in so Texas Commissioner Ryan. Sitton proposed plan in which Texas which is the world's third largest oil producer to join the two Wilson powers to curb supply asking for supporting negotiate with other countries. So this is taking the. Is this taking the route of we cut production as well? You have to understand the kind of the backstory with Russian Saudi Arabia's. They've been upset with us for a very long time. That they have agreed to production cuts to help stabilize oil prices. And we have it in case. So should we be at the table? Should we not Ryan said was quoted as saying I've heard from operators on both sides for and against it but I want to open dialogue. I WanNa hear from various groups on this issues. Operators economists and statisticians but from the reports that I've seen at Bethany the Texas production cuts could stabilize prices at around thirty dollars per barrel. Don't know if that's true or not and break even for most producers is actually much higher than that so it's probably still have tens of thousands of layoffs which were already starting to see now. It's it's really interesting to think that the state of Texas in Ryan Sitton. Who's the former railroad? Commissioner is going to the table as an.

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"saudi" Discussed on The Men's Room

The Men's Room

08:48 min | 1 year ago

"saudi" Discussed on The Men's Room

"The interview In terms of their relation with E. Saudi government. I'm not sure about their About their affiliation with any ministry. I do not believe they're affiliated. I could be wrong in that. Yeah well there's obviously a lot of effort being put into publicizing all the changes that are taking place For instance you know. They brought in tons of influencers from around the world that this huge electronic music festival. Md L. Beast that just happened in December which was quite controversial amongst critics of the regime in the West. Were you at the festival? Okay But there are also you know countless legal reforms that they're keen on on publicizing Although some people say they don't go far enough for instance The new order to boost tourism. The Saudi government started giving tourist visas. They're also allowing unmarried foreign couples to Book Hotel Rooms together allowing Solo female travelers to rent hotel rooms but there are a lot of restrictions in your country still when it comes to men and women hanging out together so for example can a kid your age go to the movies with a friend who happens to be a girl for example yes. I've well I've got a friend group and it is except on our show me in female but I think there wouldn't be an issue okay but not not You know one boy and one girl probably ride. That's not something you would commonly see your nineteen now so that's the kind of thing you know. Kids around the world do it's they. Don't even think twice about it. Is that something that you would see in Jeddah for for example now I think so? I think it's something that I would see. I just haven't experienced it myself but I wouldn't be surprised okay. Is it something that's up? You feel needs to be to change in terms of what's socially acceptable or are you comfortable with the current state of things. I think any type of change takes time right changes in happen overnight so the type of changes will come It just takes time for them to play out in most of the changes like this happens when one person does something and then other people follow so I think it will take time for these types of of of social behavioral changes to take place. But I think at some point down the line they will sort of become a social norm. I mean that's kind of what happened with women. Driving right a few women were kind of champion it gets and pushing for it and eventually the laws were changed for women being allowed to drive but How would you describe your friends attitudes on gender equality? There's obviously a lot of criticism about women's rights particularly in Saudi Arabia. Given the fact that it's a religious Legal System which does not allow women the same rights as men. Do Kids your age? Really want men and women to be equal to have equal rights in all realms of Sidey from your perspective Or are they kinda still preconditioned by the system that they live in and you feel this is also something that needs to change slowly. I think we all want the same thing and I. I think it will be all. I think everyone around the world. We all want equality. We want everyone to treaty regardless of their gender their nationality or their race or background or whatever it may be we all WANNA be tweeted decline. I think the same goes for For the Saudi society. And as I said you know change takes time you know. Change never happens overnight So things will change things happen changing and I think we all want the same thing which is omitted women to be treated equally in all walks of life and all aspects of diplomatic so you might consider a career in politics. Let's see let's see with my next question. We all know that there's a ban on alcohol in Saudi Arabia. But I've heard that it's pretty easy to access if you know you know where to get it where to find it and where to consume it in a discreet manner is it is it easy in religiously Saudi Arabia is based off of this numb. Our laws are based off Islamic. Laws Islam prohibits the drinking and the use of alcohol so In terms of where you can get and things if there are any loopholes like after definitely Being conducted outside the boundaries of the law prohibits the law allows I see. How excited are you about the future? Do you foresee yourself staying in your country As an adult as a member of of that society in the future or are you looking outside to the outside world like many youth around the world. Who WanNa you know. Spread their wings and places that are more established maybe or have a bigger economy. What are your thoughts on? This think. It's always good for anyone to always keep an open mind In terms of of what their future holds. But I definitely envisioned myself Staying here in the Kingdom for a period of time. Let me let me put it this way. Where do you see yourself ten years from now ten years how I really see myself? I hope to see myself changing something about the world whether be something smaller big hope that in ten years ten years from today that I am somewhere here or somewhere else doing something that is having a positive impact on on people's lives so if there's one message that you want to kind of get out what is it. I think my message to anyone listening though whether they're in the kingdom or out kingdom is that a Saudi people are some of the most compassionate hospitable and generous people you will ever get to eat and some people will decide not to believe me while others might decide to leave me but regardless of what you take what you take from what. I say I would just highly advise everyone listening to come to. Saudi Arabia gave us a visit. And see what we truly have to offer rather than what the media says. We have experienced for yourself. I'm as I've said I think the minute you you'll land here. You're going to realize that everything you've been told us is completely wrong so I know you've talked about your mom passing away a few years ago. How has that affected Who you are today and tell us what happens. Yeah so my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I was pretty young pretty much I was so young. I don't even remember it And then she passed away when I was twelve years old. So you know. It's not easy losing apparent at any age. There is never a good age to lose apparent. Whether you're older you're young. I know this is gonNA sound very weird to some people but it in so many ways. I think the fact that my mom passed away when I was still young. Lose a blessing in disguise. Yes I was only twelve and I really didn't understand what it meant when I heard that she had passed away The most I knew that she wouldn't be at home anymore but I didn't realize that I wouldn't have a mother to attend graduation. That wouldn't have a mother to see me. Progress through life I think the fact that had happened when I was still young is sort of a blessing because if it happened now when I'm older and wiser I think it's impact on me as personal would have been much greater in knowing that she's impacted every aspect of WHO I am. There isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't cross my mind. So you know it's it's not easy but life moves on regardless of how difficult it is well. I'm sure she would be really proud of who you are today. Thank you very much. I hope she gets at all. Any child who wants to do is to make their parents proud. Herreid semi while. I'm really sorry about your mom again. It's such it's so sad but thank you so much for sharing that story. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. You sound like a very intelligent and responsible young man. That's it for today. Hope you had a good time. Don't forget to subscribe tickets out on social media see soon..

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"saudi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:12 min | 2 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Week Saudi Aramco made its trading debut following the biggest IPO ever which valued the company at one point seven trillion dollars the shares surged ten percent putting around because market cap at a record one point eight trillion within striking distance of the emblematic two trillion dollar figures sought by the crown prince Liam Danning Bloomberg opinion energy columnist is here so Liam you wrote a column that put the Saudi Aramco valuation at just under one point five trillion dollars were you wrong in your projections after seeing how it popped on the first day of trading well you know wrong news an ambiguous I think particularly insulin about the around come on the way to think about this is you know whenever you go to a bank and you want to sell a company or you want to sell shares or you want to you know by a company nine times out of ten the client already has a number in mind now when it comes to prince Mohammad bin Salman and the sale of Saudi Aramco he definitely had a figure in mind it was two trillion dollars he told everyone that number you know even before we got close to having the IPO and that number is kind of subtle design ever since it was first mentioned which let's not forget was almost four years ago this is been a long time coming as so when when I valued Saudi Aramco him when lots of other people valued Saudi Aramco it was on under the impression that this was going to be a you know recently regular I PO that be a road show it would be listed somewhere like Hong Kong London or New York in the end it was listed in Riyadh now just to give you a sense of how big Riyadh so the stock market is you know the average daily turnover of the entire market is less than a ton of of one oil company Exxon Mobil so when we talk about the valuation and I'm sort of making a bunnies with you OR is right now all of Saudi Aramco it's it's been very narrowly defined in the way it's been IPO it only one and a half percent of the company has been listed the the ten percent pop on the first day of trading was based on the turnover of I think was point zero one six percent of the shares outstanding so clearly anyone is is is quite entitled to take that as a price signal I would probably reserve judgment on that so what led to this pop well I think it's partly because of the way the the IPO was stage managed and you know this is been kind of the theme of some of my recent columns which is that you know the way to think about the around Columbia is in one sense yes it's an IPO a company is selling shares in itself another way to think of it is to think of it as an exercise in selling the Saudi Arabian dream you know it was the this I. P. O. who was part of prince Mohammed bin summons you know vision for reforming the economy from making Saudi Arabia stronger as kind of a coming out party in some ways the shares were sold to Saudi Arabian citizens as as well as what liberty bonds you know and they were even given bank loans to help them buy it so when we think about this popping the share price we have to think about the way the shares were sold in a very narrow way there's a reason I only sold domestically even though they could have gotten more money at a lower valuation if they've gone to bigger pools of finance in places like New York or London they they they instead opted for a very narrow I. P. because that would give them the high a kind of headline number so it has nowhere to go but down I'm I actually think you know at least for the next six months or so it's probably more likely to go up will stay where it is that's partly because there was a you know as often happens with the privatization of a national champion that's a heavy retell element you're selling to the citizens of the country and in this particular instance you know the government bent over backwards to kind of gin up I'm not just patriotic fervor but but also you know a reason to buy the shares and hold on to them so if you're Saudi citizen and you buy the shares if you hold them for six months if you don't sell them you get bonus says at the end of those six months the government has also guarantee the dividend for the first five years of the company which is quite unusual particularly when your main product is oil in the price of that can move all over the place in in in essence what they saw people is sort of like a a preferred shares some was bond like so there's a lot of incentive for the early buyers to hold on to their shares you may not actually see it move that much the big test for Aramco will be what if and when it ever does a more global offering if ever less on a a New York Stock Exchange or or London Stock Exchange or something like that that's when it will be subjected to the kind of valuation than the risk tolerance of international investors who are not you know as bound to the fate of Riyadh as a Saudi citizens so is there any value in it being now the world's largest public company surpassing apple what does that do perhaps for his vision for Saudi Arabia well I mean there's there's a couple of benefits of one is there is the political benefit he has you know ostensibly delivered on the small stone that this thing that was announced four years ago it's pro in some money on the other hand is this you know apples to apples compatible with a company like apple you know with a daily turnover is in the shares is more like I don't know six of seven billion dollars.

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"saudi" Discussed on The Men's Room

The Men's Room

15:26 min | 2 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on The Men's Room

"A young. Saudi artists are in the process of making themselves making themselves heard not just by outsiders by Saudis themselves now as I said earlier this is a very conservative paternalistic paternalistic society. So when you have. Let's say a young man. I'M NOT GONNA I'm not GonNa even touch a young woman situation although there are several Saudi women a a filmmakers who are now in the process of making films and so on but let's say a young Saudi artist a painter. Let's say or a sculpture a male who is trying and to present his artwork. Now this has to be accepted by society very conservative Society for him to Actually Express Express his artistic of US and beliefs. It's going to take some learning process as well on both sides. He has to learn how to express themselves l.. Conservative society and that Conservative society audience has got to accept the creativity that this young artist is presenting. This is a difficult process Let us not forget that in the previous songs. Gop Environment Lots of artists were also all burned at the stake because they were not accepted mental. Many paintings were burned along with the artists themselves. Into into and Pre Renaissance Europe. We have the same problems. The renaissance came as a change everything. Saudi Arabia is going through a new renaissance right now. It's not going gonNA happen overnight but already. There is enough fulfill room for for people to express themselves. Let's sorry to interrupt. Let's not forget that you. They've already executed a lot of people this year. Under which more than in previous years I believe actually does not very true. The executions are going so in very much down and again the executions are the result of Sharia Onnell and Sharia law is very specific for thieves for murderers and lots of Criminals who engage in activities that are that are judged by lawyer by by a judge That in fact this is the punishment but again. This is not as prevalent as people assume. In fact there are more executions in Iran and Saudi Arabia and nobody talks about the fact that these are taken place in Iran Human Woman Rights Watch and Amnesty International regularly. Publish these numbers. Thanks interesting to look at those numbers absolutely absolutely and if I'm not mistaken. Saudi Arabia has executed about one hundred fifty people in the past year according to the two thousand eighteen whereas Iran has topped up to one thousand figure so therefore I mean again. The comparison is silly. I'm not trying to make a comparison but we we have lots of anti-saudi audie propaganda going on around the world and I don't dismiss the fact that Janelle Hustle. She was assassinated in Istanbul onto October. Two thousand eighteen. I mean this is a fact it occurred and the Saudi government has actually acknowledged the fact that one of its own citizens was executed in. Its own a consular office. They're not denying it and they've arrested a whole bunch of people and several of them are on trial. It's going to take a while for all the evidence to come through. It will come up. We'll see what happens. Well what's most shocking about that event I don't think is just the fact that he was killed but the fact that the reason for which he was killed which was his criticism of the regime he was in fact a very prominent well to journalists. That was just doing his job and expressing his opinions. which is you know in the Russell? In many parts of the world part of journalists duty and it's accepted by society and its comes par for the course for most governments were. So it'd be something that would be Part it should be part of this kind of developmental process that they're going through. It is part of the development process. But I've devoted to chapters in my recent study Eddie. Can you remind us the name of the Book Abia in Two Thousand Thirty which was published by the US on Institute in Seoul Korea available online for anyone to download. It's GONNA GONNA come out in Arabic very shortly. King Faisal Center for Research in Slavic Studies in Riyadh Devoted to chapters Kashoggi's case in this particular Asia minor was a friend of mine We worked together for a while. I'm normally very well And and I know that he expressed his us but there was a lot more to Jamal story. Laurie than people assume the fact that he worked for the Washington Post and and he wrote a total of twenty articles for the Washington. Post over the course of one year for for which he got paid ten thousand dollars five hundred dollars a piece and Jamal was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood living. Can I discuss all the details tails you know. Lots of lots of questions about his fiancee about his Egyptian wife about his divorced wife tremendously complicated fellow and usually. That's not a reason to for country and I'm not saying that okay. I'm not saying that was the reason. But I'm saying that was much more than people assume and even though I am a champion of Jamaa as well but one has to also understand the political environment in which she operated he called literally for transformation formation of Saudi Arabia and he worked against the government of Saudi Arabia to a certain extent taking money from other countries again. All of these details are in the book. I'm not trying to justify his killing by by any shred of the of the imagination. It was a horrible murder but there is a lot more to the story than people people assume. And I invite everyone to actually go to the ASSAN. ASEAN US on institute webpage and download the report and read it for themselves. Of Of course there always is more to the story is death is a loss And I'm fortunately it happened. There is nothing can you can do about. It is too late now for him but Saudi Arabia will continue to prosper. Okay so the book that you were just talking about. That's your latest book you've written extensively about the kingdom and you you're Armenian originally do you spend most of your time in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and Lebanon now. Of course I've lived most of my life if in the United States but now I commute between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and The also teach. I believe I don't teach anymore. I stopped teaching. All I do now is right right and And think more importantly so my family members tell me you do three things in life you read you think and you're right right. Why don't you do a fourth thing and I will eventually? What do you think that will be a gardener? Probably when I retired so as a as a fellow at the KFC are how do you call it. The king between farce holds onto search on Islamic studies. So you always name it with the whole with all the words you don't shorten it. Not just the King Faisal Institute or will sell center is a world world known institution despite the King Faisal Foundation that it was established after the king was assassinated in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. It's a it's a philanthropic organization. It is a nonprofit organization and We there are several researchers who are trying to do good work As much as we can. What is your mission there My mission is to write My mission is to give opportunities. He's too young Saudis as much as I can share my knowledge with them and to do research underground And I have written as you said several books on. Saudi Arabia allows me to have a home in the kingdom and I can interact with both members of the ruling family what society at large what intellect intellectuals university members I attend conferences and Write papers write books. That's what that's what I do. And do you feel that you can be critical in that role because you're kind of in you know inside. The country and interacting with the inner circle are can be critical. I when when I was hired for the job obviously I was aware of the fact that I would be working in Saudi Arabia but in the Pasta. Several years I've been there since two thousand eleven. No one has ever told me. Don't say this or don't write back I am careful in terms of what I write but it doesn't. It's not because I'm afraid I am careful because I don't want to write something that that will be proven to be totally wrong. And I want to base my writing on credible information that I gather without having either a pro all or anti-saudi prospective my interest is to actually think critically about Saudi Arabia. NC transformations that are going on. First Time I went to Saudi. How did ABO was in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and I have seen in my lifetime? Many many changes in the country. So it's my duty as a scholar to actually look critically to clear the country and see what's happening. And if I can present this message in my writings that would have been an accomplishment already and hopefully it is so the kingdom has these incredible ambitious plans With Vision Twenty thirty so by twenty thirty were expecting to see the big plans come to fruition including NEOM and Keita's that we do think that they will be able to complete these enticing they will be as Incredible as the plans indicate. And do you think they'll be able to To staff these with Saudis. Who are not not necessarily used to these kind of very ambitious projects will those are the challenges that the leadership faces to be able to actually deliver on their promises says and there is a great deal of work to do ahead it might not all come to fruition by twenty thirty it might take longer but that's your objective that people have have sit have set for themselves now? Let's be clear about something. Saudi Arabia is part of the G. Twenty it is a global economy. GDP is almost almost seven hundred fifty billion dollars per year. We're not talking about Zimbabwe. We're talking about a real country. And it is a a major oil-producing it is one of the world's most important it holds one of the world's most important reserves of about two hundred fifty billion barrels of proven reserves and oil over. The years is going to become even more valuable because it will not be wasted to produce electricity and transportation. It will be used for important things. like like medical facilities and and that kind of stuff so we will see what happens. The challenges however need to be addressed in total. They cannot be addressed in isolation the as far as I can tell they are three major challenges ahead for them. The most important is the the legal system. The Saudi legal system has to be updated it has to be adapted to the environment in which the world expect Saudi Arabia to be the second important. Let me stop you there. Do you mean by that that you believe that they should no longer have a sharia law. That's impossible because sustain a Muslim country but that doesn't mean that Sharia law is Not opened for UPDATES and reforms if you would like but but that's not up to me to decide that's for the the Saudis to decide the religious clerics and leadership they will have to address dramatic transformation Sherry. The law is not written in stone. It can be. It can be adapted as it is in many Muslim countries around the world. The second challenge that they face is to make sure sure that the socio economic environment that people live in and grow up and is able to accommodate all of these young demands. Young People's olds demands so that they can address them in a very frank and open way and the third challenge. That people face is to allow a free enterprise is the creation of wealth..

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"saudi" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

15:39 min | 2 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can't catch a break for a second time. The national elections didn't deliver him the results he wanted now. Some Israeli politicians say enough is enough. NO WE'RE NOT GONNA go to third election. It's the kind kind of thing that you can pull only once and the Saudis have sorted through the wreckage from the weekend the government there says the weapons that attack their oil facilities point to a clear clear culprit in the community of also the trump administration has turned its back on climate change but that doesn't mean America is out of the game. We've come to the realization that if the federal government is not going to do it it's going to fall to the local level and somebody has to step up and be a leader. I'm Carol Hills those stories ahead on the world. I'm Carol Hills. This is the world we begin. Today's show looking at the attack that has put the world on edge. Saudi Arabia today presented preliminary findings from its investigation into the attack on its oil facilities but it was it was unquestionably also bite your on Saudi Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Turkey a monkey saying Saturday's attack was quote unquestionably sponsored by Iran. He stood behind a podium and showed various bits and pieces of metal. It was debris from weapons which wish the Saudi spokesman said had come from the attack and were Iranian made the claims have not been independently verified but Kerr Mulkey said U. N. Investigators have been invited to draw their own conclusions. Iran continues to deny any involvement mulkey also showed surveillance footage which he said was of the attack on Saturday showing a running style. UAB's is an unmanned aerial vehicle. That's what most of US call a drone is in on all the component that as we have and we have allies expert Joe Community of Colonel Mulkey the Saudi spokesman said the investigation had not yet determined where the attack came from but he was clear about this the attack could not have come from Yemen because the weapons involved did not have the capability liberty to travel that far this challenges the claim of responsibility for Maroon backed rebels in Yemen Mulkey also said they were three cruise missiles that fell short of their target bigot he said chips and GPS data on those weapons could help identify a precise point of origin once this is determined. Mulkey said those responsible would be held accountable to international law on those responsible should be held accountable for their actions. The Defense Ministry spokesman Spokesman could not say if that response would be a military one a direct attack on Saudi Arabia from Iranian soil would be a clear act of war a conflict that could to potentially involve the United States today president trump announced via tweet that he was putting additional unspecified sanctions on Iran this could further squeeze an already struggling economy and now with the threat of war hanging over the region what options does Iran have maison. Barabash was an intelligence analyst and policy policy adviser for the Iranian government from two thousand eight to two thousand ten he joined us from Malmoe Sweden where he's working on a PhD in his opinion targeting Saudi Oil L. scillies. This weekend was retaliation for a series of attacks in late. August against Iranian allied forces Israel claimed responsibility for one of those strikes six so it's wasn't on unprovoked aggression against Saudi Arabia committed by Iran by basically retaliatory remeasure against Saudis who have been Kim the US maximum pressure on all believed house funded those does Israel strikes against Iranian back. What's in it for Iran to to to raise the threat level but no in this whole issue. I think needs to be if you'd endeavoured context of US maximum pressure. Iran is very much on economic pressure freshly days like white one estimate they only managed to said one hundred thousand barrels per day of oil in July veras before the US sanctions yama setting over two million in half adults per day of oil but more specifically Iran is trying a to kind of tablet deterrence on sending a message of strengths that such actions either economic terrorism walk takle or Economic Woolsey. All military initiative against its interests has consequences does this retaliation yeah it is retaliation does it provide any chance for a resumption of diplomatic conversation between the US and around no but but but the issue is that even before these attacks the Iranian leadership was not very willing to let the diplomacy apparatus have bilateral lateral negotiations with the United States of because they fear that this kind of negotiation this kind of the diplomatic solution might give the impression that maximum pressure has worked on Iran has been brought. Its knees so they do not really. I want to give the impression of weakness whether the back story is all about Oh. This is retaliation. This isn't really an active aggression. Effect is is Saudi oil facilities were were attacked compromising oil supplies and the US is in a position that it has to respond in some way the the US is in a position to respond but doesn't really seem reasonable to retaliate against retaliation rather than taught the closer retaliation in the first place. I think the Iranian leadership is basically eighteen folded two thousand twenty elections search results. Come out and then decide what to do trump number two. If he gets reelected he will be much less restrained from an taking action because there's not gonna be a set round of elections to Ritchie would be looking cool with so Iran is hoping to kind of wait this out and they're hoping to deal with somebody different after the two thousand twenty election but I want to direct you back to Iran. I assume you've been in touch with friends and family back home are they fearful of a war or is all this drama happening at a high level and not getting down to to the street level. People are obviously very worried about the castle wall between your arm the United States but given the fact that most people view this this whole predicament as caused by the United States the tensions have caused the kind of have prompted a some sort of rally around the flag effect and kind of boosted the nationalist sentiments across Iranian society so via a day are really suffering. I mean they are feeding depend on sanctions. When it comes to the Reagan a public opinion or domestic politics if an attack strike happens against Iran most probably like the majority in favor of their tally eighteen striking back back on the defending the Iranian territory may some Barabash is a former intelligence analyst and policy advisor for Iran. Thanks for speaking with us. Thank you very much. President trump has a new national security adviser trump named Robert O'Brien to the position today after firing his predecessor John Bolton by twitter last week. O'Brien is in some respects an unconventional choice for the job. He's currently the State Department's chief hostage negotiator. O'Brien also previously worked for Bolton when he was the UN ambassador under President George W Bush Joyce Carom a journalist at the national and a professor at George Washington University sat down for a one on one interview with O'Brien earlier this year having interviewed both John Boston and Robert O'Brien. The two men are very different. O'Brien when you meet with him. He's very soft. Spoken is actually very personable. He's very nice to his staff. So that was just on the personal level the interview itself his his politics has answers made me think of him more as a pragmatic thinker as a centrist I figure in in US policy. He's not a dove by any means but he's less hawkish definitely than John John Bolton or previously Mike Flynn in this position I know O'Brien has been very effective at negotiating the release of hostages but he's been fairly outspoken outspoken about the Obama nuclear deal as being huge mistake he worked under Bolton when Bolton was ambassador to the United Nations ends under George W Bush where ideology and where actual policies are concerned. How much daylight is there between Bolton and O'Brien. I think there is daylight into aspect swan in policy. He's more off Republican establishment. I mean this is a guy who sat on a committee not under the Obama Administration on trafficking and antiquities so he's not that ideologically box Fox so that's on on policy as far as his position on the Iranian nuclear deal you can say that's also Republican establishment so that's that's one aspect of it. The other aspect that I saw and I heard is his management side. This is a guy that's a team player player who who is very cordial to his staff. He has an open door policy whereas you know other things you've heard about John Embolden is he's very combative. He's very confrontational so management wise that could drink a different environment to the National Security Security Council. How did O'Brien catch president trump's attention when as you know Carol trump has has given the hostage issue a huge huge importance huge significance so he wanted to be known as the president who has helped Free Lada hostages that happened with North Korea with the you know in in Yemen he wants progress on this issue and I think that hell he's also a a smooth talker very much like Mike Pompeo. He's very polite so I think that also resonates with trump after you not having worked with John Bolton as we've been discussing O'Brien has done a lot of work on getting American hostages released from various countries. He's worked to combat that trafficking of cultural antiquities but in terms of real kind of heavy duty national security experience. I mean would you call him a light way. I think he's more of a safe choice. In a sense he doesn't bring in a lot of national security or foreign policy experience but also think about we are in the approaching the last year before the election I don't think Mr Trump wants any any turbulent headlines when it comes to foreign policy at we're seeing arising influence for Mike pompeo as steering. US foreign policy so in that sense we are already moving away from a National Security Council that sets a US foreign policy unit. We're talking talking now. More about the State Department the Pentagon to lesser extent and we'll have to wait to see who comes in as the director of National Channel Intelligence so the whole equillibrium the whole balance of making foreign policy and the administration is changing in the last year. Joyce carom writes for the national and teaches at George Washington University. She recently sat down for a one on one interview with Robert O'Brien President Trump's new national security adviser. Thanks a lot joyce. Thank you so much coming up. The United Nations is tackling the climate crisis next week without American leadership that is without leadership from the trump administration president trump plans to remove the US from a global agreement to cut carbon emissions but but America's cities and states are sending a message to global leaders. Were still on board your with the world. I'm Carol Hills. This is the world next week. World leaders are meeting in New York for the UN climate summit notably missing American leadership five years years ago. It was a much different story today. I am proud that we can announce historic agreement former President Barack Obama stood beside Chinese President Xi Jinping their joint announcement and pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions pave the way for the Paris climate accord an international agreement to tackle climate change. I commend presents when she his team and the Chinese government for the commitment they are making this moment. After decades of failures signaled the international action was finally going to happen but early in his term president trump said the US would not be part of that climate agreements as part of our week of climate coverage the world's environment correspondent Carolyn bealer looks into the impact of the US withdrawal there are two ways to measure the impact of America's policy reversal by looking at what's happening inside the US and what's happening outside inside the US one narrative on Climate Action Post. Paris goes like this when the federal government stepped back state and local governments stepped up. We've come to the realization that if the federal government is not going to do it it's going to fall to the local level. Adam Chappelle Lane is the town manager era of Arlington Massachusetts. Somebody has to step up and be a leader. We have to do everything we can to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This town outside of Boston is among nearly four four thousand state and local governments and institutions that pledged to stick with carbon cutting goals written into the Paris Agreement. We're looking at the front steps in the plaza in front of townhall chopped walked me to the front of Arlington's town hall the building was lit up green after president trump announced he'd take the US out of the Paris Agreement Agreement. It was important to make note that we were letting townhall green for that occasion they're green glow was a visible sign of largely invisible environmental efforts here here in Arlington Chapter Lane points out a couple of examples the energy efficient bulbs and streetlights in front of us now our entire municipal streetlight fleet is led indeed and chapter length official town vehicle Western so an electric car plugged in behind town hall. I plug in every day. Just to top off in addition. Arlington residents can opt into one hundred percent renewable energy..

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"saudi" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"Big swings and oil prices are among the ripple effects of the hit on Saudi Arabia's oil industry investors. There's and really consumers at the pump might WANNA buckle up for a prolonged period of volatility here because one of the issues is that no one really knows right now the extent of the damage in Saudi Arabia Abia and how long the facilities will be affected and when their exports will be back to normal. F- plus the New York fed takes a rare step into the repo market. What's that mean I mean we'll have the details coming up. This is what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Anne Marie for totally in New York. Let's start with Saudi Arabia. The kingdom's oil minister offered a reassuring message on Tuesday saying Saudi Arabia will return to normal oil production levels by the end of the month Saudi Arabia. CBS says it's already restored fifty percent of its lost production since the attacks on its oil infrastructure over the weekend. The minister also had another reassurance about the expected did public debut of the world's most profitable company. Saudi Arabia's state owned oil company Aramco. The kingdom says the oil giant's. IPO plans won't be impacted by the attacks. Oil prices spiked on Monday but had pared back on Tuesday. We'll have more on what's behind those swings coming up Walmart. The nation's largest private employer likely discriminated against dozens of female employees. That's according to memos from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which reviewed by the Wall Street Journal our our Sara Nassauer has more on this exclusive. There's been a group of women that have been trying to seek damages from Walmart for pay discrimination for nearly two decades the EOC the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued some documents saying that they believe there's reasonable listenable cause to believe that Walmart did discriminate in terms of pay and in some cases promotions or both for one hundred and seventy eight women this means that there could be settlement talks. It's a procedural stuff that pushes the ball forward but these women in some cases have been going through the courts and various twists and turns for nearly two decades on this topic. A lot of these women haven't worked for Walmart in a long time. It's a tiny percentage of Walmart's workforce. Walmart is the largest employer in the country has one point five million workers today so this is a tiny percentage of their overall employee base however you know this has now been in the news on and off for nearly twenty years and that of course plays a role all and bringing it to Walmart attention as an issue bringing to the public's attention as an issue and you know talking to some of the lawyers that represent the women that is part of the goal aw and that part has certainly been accomplished in a statement Walmart said the allegations aren't representative of the experiences of millions of other women who have worked at Walmart the US Justice Department has slapped former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden with a lawsuit over his new memoir permanent record which hit bookshelves on Tuesday Newsday the government wants to seize the books financial proceeds and Bar Snowden from giving speeches related to the book in Twenty Thirteen Snowden leaked secret details about the national security agencies classified surveillance programs he fled the US before the leaks were published and has been living in Russia ever since snowden faces criminal charges of violating the espionage act in the United States Wall Street Journal listeners come.

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"saudi" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

13:31 min | 2 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Israeli voters head to the polls tomorrow about twenty percent are Arab. Israelis don't like the hardline policies of Prime Minister Benjamin even Netanyahu but were they show up to vote is not that I don't want to vote for or for Jews. I'm just not interested in politics. The voices of Arab Israeli voters coming up on the world. There's no question about who is America's strongest longest ally in the Middle East. It's long been Israel tomorrow. Israeli voters head to the polls prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu has staked his political survival on a hardline nationalist view. He's warning that if he's not reelected a coalition of leftist Arabs could seize control of the government Arab Israelis make up more than twenty percent scent of voters. They're the world's Matthew Bell has been speaking with Arab voters in the city of Nazareth the show aw people in this part of the world had been breeding Arabian horses for thousands of years. Today's competition is in a rural area outside of Nazareth. Jewish and Arab horse lovers sit in white plastic chairs in the shade and watch the show doc as each horse is led into the corral by trainer on foot people in the crowd. Make Noise to get the horse agitated the animals. Just show better this way. A man explains to me. The point is to make them a little scared. It will make make the horse it back to the nature if he's scared. He must defense hisself because this you will see him really very strong on Bellevue. Taking a big tail up signed up. Standing nearby is a non habit who runs a family horse farm in the area. He's thirty years old married with a second kid on the way. He says he's never bothered to vote in a national election before but at this time is different. He says he will be taking part in Tuesday's election his first ever why because he wants to help vote Benjamin Netanyahu out out of office because he like to be problem all the time because I don't like to be with a going good with Arab we live. We continue to change. That's it back in April of this year. Arab Israelis voted at an all time time low. Only forty nine percent went to the polls. That's compared to almost seventy percent of voters nationwide here at the horse show. It's easy to defined Arab citizens of Israel who say they still have no intention of voting on Tuesday twenty-four-year-old Mohammed Qazi restaurant worker from Nazareth says he's got zero interest militia that I don't want to vote for Arabs or Jews. I'm just politics. Ghazi says elections have no impact on the lives of the Arab minority in Israel so why bother one reason given for voter apathy in the last election was squabbling between Arab candidates they ended up splitting into two party lists dividing the Arab vote wrote this time around all the big names have managed to unite under one joint Arab. List polls show that it's the third largest party in Israel and it could capture as many as thirteen seats in parliament. That's as high as they've ever gotten but I they're going to need to overcome a fair. A bit of skepticism young people are feeling it is not happening and this is why we need to talk to them and to tell them that they have. The politic audited changes. That's IDA to Muslim on. She's been a member of parliament since twenty fifteen. She's number five on the Arab joint list. I meet her in a residential residential neighborhood in Nazareth where she's handing out campaign literature. This is an election where this country is going to choose to continue toward very fast apartheid and fascist regime or to choose to do a small shift and to give people people hope that we can build a different future to Muslim on says. The timing of this election is critical. The trump administration is enabling the Netanyahu government's government's goal of building a Greater Israel where Jewish rights come first above those of Israel's Arab citizens but she says it doesn't have to be that way EH. We have almost one million voters if we have high percentages. If we have high percentage of voting we you might do the shift. She says that's why the Israeli right wing has been working so hard to suppress the Arab vote ahead of this election in the final days of the campaign pain. Netanyahu tried to pass a law to install cameras at polling places in Arab towns activists say it was just a last minute effort to intimidate voters and it might end up backfiring the bills eventually shot down. I asked IDA to Mosley Mon- about the disagreements among Arab leaders that have have diminished their unity in the past. She herself is a self-described atheist from a Christian family. They're also socialists Islamists and Arab nationalist on the party list so just how unified are they when you look at it from that point of view it looks like that are a huge gaps APPs between us but in Israeli politics we face the same discrimination we shared together the fact that we have problems in our education system in employment for our young people and women. We should so much back at the horse show she heen the Arabian Colt just won a gold medal his trainer. Muhammed Najah me says he will vote for the Arab List but he's trying to keep his expectations realistic Heston had been meth looney. My Madeline Canea Khalidi land. I feel that Arab parties represent me despite the fact that the capacity that what they have is really very little. How optimistic are you that the unified list can get more seats and be more beneficial for your community. you know Myanamar. I and I love terrific. Fee Massage see evens all we vote for them. Even though we empower Edwin after they win try to deliver as much as they can but not much they also have person again does the leader of the Arab joint list. I'm an O.`day says that Arab voters are the key to this election. He could be right if they show up in big numbers. Netanyahu on Yahoo will no longer be prime minister day also said he would not rule out joining a coalition of Jewish political parties in the next government but that might be Nia long shot. Netanyahu's top rivals have not said publicly that they would be willing to join forces with the Arab joint list that difficult negotiation Gatien. We'll have to wait until all the votes are counted for the World Matthew Bell Nazareth Israel. We'll have early results from Israel's election and tomorrow and get the latest from our guy on the ground in Israel Matthew Bell the US Saudi relationship is under the microscope following this weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities. The strategic partnership between the two nations goes back nearly a century nineteen thirty-three Saudi Arabia was a new underdeveloped nation. The monarchy invited an American company to look for oil and make them rich since then the US and the Saudis have enjoyed a special relationship ship. That's literally what it's called. It's not a formal alliance but it certainly a tight one so tight in fact it often appears that the kingdom has a lot of sway over Washington been this perception isn't new many presidents have been accused of bending to the Saudis Ad President trump to that list yesterday trump tweeted that he was quote waiting to hear from the kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack and under what terms we would proceed. Karen Young is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Enterprise Institute Karen President Trump tweeted that the US was locked and loaded and was awaiting orders from Muhammad bin Salman. Should we take him literally. I mean gene would would trump wait for NBS before he makes his next move. I think that was an unfortunate choice of words. I think the president probably wanted to demonstrate demonstrate that we take this attack. We take this threat very seriously but to put it in the condition of waiting for Saudi Arabia to give go ahead certainly made the power dynamic something that it shouldn't be the United States should be taking the lead not waiting for Saudi Arabia. How do you think thanks the the US should respond in the wake of these attacks on Saudi oilfields which is having an impact on Americans. Yeah I think this is confusing for a lot of Americans right now because they say yeah well we wanted disengage from the Middle East that we don't need the you know the Gulf or Saudi Arabia in particular for oil and that's true but the rule of the US arrest in stabilising global energy markets is a primary security concern. It's in our national interest. This is what being a superpower and and being the the leader of the global economy means is that the United States has to take some action to say this is unacceptable this kind of attack attack which destabilizes the entire global economy energy markets cannot stand does that mean starting global war no it doesn't have to mean that but it has to mean there is accountability that there's retaliation do do these current circumstances how to respond to this attack which is really disrupted oil markets and access to oil. Does it change the alliance between Saudi Arabia in the US is a give Riyadh or Washington more more leverage in dictating those those terms. This is really tricky because unfriendly. The president also tweeted out that he wanted to protect our allies. There is no formal ally Ali'i agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia. They are partners that they are not officially said that the president used that language I think muddies the waters the bet. There's also the sense that Saudi Arabia is really gunning for war. and I don't think that's necessarily true either if there were to be a direct confrontation with Iran and Saudi Arabia had to go it alone they wouldn't do necessarily well and so there is a great deal of tension and apprehension on the Saudi side that will the United States step up you know they don't want to be too belligerent and find themselves acting alone and so this this again points back to the issue of Washington's credibility the trump administration's credibility to follow through on threats and as we've seen with the negotiations with North Korea the president tends to back down and and this is what whoever did this attack and if we presume that it was Iran that's the calculus that they're working on as well but north North Korea doesn't affect the world on a daily basis in the way that Saudi Arabia does with its oil reserves. That's absolutely correct. That's true said this risk is is much higher Karen. You've noted that the American public hardly has any appetite for any more involvement in war in the Middle East but given the fact that these attacks are directly affecting Americans because it's about oil. Do you think that will have any sway in getting the public behind this. I think this is a really critical moment for the trump administration in their communication strategy which is not always been so smooth. They're going to have to make the argument that this matters this matters is to US national security interests that it matters to our ability to project power and project influence in stewardship of the global economy and so making that argument and getting the facts right and being credible is is really their challenge and and I think we all have reason into believe that that it might not go well but it's really important that they try Karen. Young is with the American Enterprise Institute. Thanks a lot Karen thank you. The antics antics and absurdity of Brexit never seemed to end just this weekend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared his brexit strategy to the hulk breaking out of his chains. That's what it's come to people which brings us to an upcoming auction at Sotheby's London in October. Sotheby's is planning to auction off a huge bank. See Painting the the work shows the House of Commons and all the lawmakers are chimpanzees..

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"saudi" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Saudi Arabia right there's always been a judge did you see the judge goes I'm sorry say that again support under a different name with his picture with this right Saudi Arabia is his region where the bone saw apologist live yeah also it that is been unstable some murderer ambulance apologists right there's famously been sex trafficking yes yes and then the girls over there gas and doing things like this do you think that might be where some of this money came from with a select passport tell you right I just this is all is Donald Trump basically Donald Trump Frank money laundering no no money when you're doing your bank like white it's a dubious sources with mailing other peta files is he got his money from from money laundering yeah so after his girl to Saudi Arabia's one missing next to call give my passport go in another country yeah yeah yeah no he's not a flight risk at all he has settled bunch of diamonds and cash and a passport don't know what's in the home with another name sure his house into a private prison for himself yeah no that papers on security you'll pay for the guards yeah we'll pay them off and then went up it is not how the other sex in place now Zorro ranch that he owns in New Mexico metal which is yeah if I look down we're playing the Congress should pass that shows a lot yep yeah okay home okay so he okay it's just he is going to be the entire class about projection one a one in psychology school story I think you just like you can't even get through the first few words that's fine for us to right yeah if Democrats twenty right night around the fall language and racist hatred this is president all countries and right so other people he rides with the foul language right yeah okay spewed from the melting actions of these very unpopular and representative Congress women it for what ails elected if you're all popular yeah okay it will be interesting to see how it plays out when will the radical left Congress women apologize to our country the people of Israel the looks of the office of the apologize to the office of the president which is currently inhabited by an illegitimate racist money laundering probably probably twice instead of allegedly okay or football language the views of the terrible things like that so many people are angry at them they're horrible and disgusting and no no yeah I have to I I need sometime like unlikely in my sorbet anytime did you call the communists no there is no that was all in the ground yeah to tweet as well they said that they were coming he's a communist because he's a communist sympathizer you may have one's puppet yeah what yeah this is an individual ones as well under the cookies my question is what yeah I don't okay so I don't even this but this is designed to distract and to make us as arches window what okay hello the pot for you online to says you're black I was at recess time sorry what okay Jodi yes not only you're awfully quiet are you enjoying my never ending or is it not up to its normal standard I'm a careful observer it's part of being away for a week you're like what she describes right before I left I don't want to poke the bear for fear that it might this about me the general manager because anyway it's not that well first of all Jody in Charlie phone sex today Tuesday joy Reid coming up in just a few minutes and as you know our momma nominated for the radio hall of fame and by the way thank you the twenty first blew up with people's is voting for mama yeah right yeah we've got it's a whole campaign we've got ads we've got yes Stephanie.

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"saudi" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

04:37 min | 3 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Dobbs became plentiful waltz says on once you right in you've had pretty much set for life by twenty sixteen two-thirds of employed Saudis worked in the public sector, according to the Saudi ministry of labor, counting young with make an Enterprise Institute in Washington DC says Saudis came to expect government jobs as well as cheap subsidized fuel water and electricity for the jobs. They didn't want to do like cleaning construction work and sales jobs. They brought in foreign workers. And so by asking foreigners to come in and do lower-wage menial work. Saudis haven't had to do that kind of work, and that's true in a not of African countries like the US, but here's the thing with basing your entire economy on oil. There's only so much of it and market prices. Go up and down the Saudi population has also been growing. So it costs more to provide the same level of assistance. So the government took the step to say, okay, we're going to reduce subsidies, especially on electric city in water and fuel carrying young again. And we're also going to implement a value added tax of five percent tax on everything you buy. And so this has been a real shift in the way that you know, we think about the relationship between citizen and the state what's expected what you get in return. And Jane, Kenan Mon who has studied the Saudi economy on politics for the past fifteen years says the government didn't stop. There is started a campaign to tell Saudis. Hey, menial jobs are both jobs ten years ago. You hard labor minister. Saudi Arabia being photographed flipping burgers because they wanted to send a message menial jobs actually could be a source of pride older Saudis grumbled, but younger Saudis, especially women embraced some of these jobs. That's good. Until seven years ago when the laws change women had to get permission from a male relative to work in retail job back at the mall with my government mind. Their miss stop at Victoria's Secret store. No, scantily clad mannequins in the windows. They're in modest pajamas before even lingerie shops had all male staff mostly foreign workers. Now, the staff are all Saudi women. Am Suji is getting ready for his shift. She's an English major at the university. And in the evenings. She works at the storm. She's been on the job for Jan Jehan says even though she didn't need father's permission to work here. He was resistant two weeks after she started her job. He showed up at the store. He can surprise for me with woollen took you do having -til is men here. No is affordable. Yes. There was Jehanzeb father at Victoria's Secret. Taking out the store making sure his daughter worked in the respectable environment. Roche is not interacting with men. Did you feel about that? But you. Fun. But but he do what's happened to I've been doing anything wrong. Jehan says she was shocked, but explained to him that everything was fine that offer colleagues on women, even her bones. Yeah. Took Doohan doesn't plan to stay in this job for no she wants to start her own company. She says she's seen more and more Saudi women entrepreneurs, and they inspire her these jobs sending Andrei I'm popcorn they might not seem like it beak deal. But to the Saudi government the part of a plan to transform the economy because at the end of that they jobs keep people occupied says, author an wall. You don't want a lot of unemployed people sitting around because that breeds discontent, and it will breed political instability a month. Thanks for sure. The crown prince I don't want that for the world sharing Jafari Riyadh tomorrow. We'll hear about efforts to boost tourism to Saudi Arabia, and why the kingdom is eager to attract more visitors from around the globe. None of that nuclear story. We mentioned earlier about concerns over the potential sale of nuclear power technology with the Saudis, a new report from the house oversight. Mitty says that senior officials in the Trump campaign and Trump administration pushed for that sail that their efforts may have violated the government's own legal and ethical advice and the deal isn't dead yet. President Trump met with executives from a business consortium just last week..

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"saudi" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"I mean, he basically had I would say of highly effective PR campaign that the west largely embraced about his modernizing efforts in the kingdom. So I want to actually play a bit of tape here. This is an interview that Mohammed bin Salman gave to CBS Nora O Donald last March, and they talked about women's rights in Saudi Arabia and the crown prince went so far as to tell Nora. Uh-huh. Donal that he says women can choose how to dress are women equal to men. Absolutely. We are all human beings. And there's no difference colony shut the laws are very clear and stipulated in the laws of shariah at women were decent, respectful clothing. Like men that deal. This however does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover. The decision is entirely left for women to decide what type of decent and respectful tire she chooses to wear that's the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin some speaking to CBS last March, Laura lemme ask you when you hear that what's your reaction? Honestly of I just wanna say do the minimum at least before you focus on what we wear. Meaning I really want to find protection for for for victims of abuse, which there isn't. Tell me more. Meaning. So let's say Mike case if I would ask the Saudi government and seek the officials help my only option would be to be thrown in there. I which again as I explained it's a woman shelters, basically a prison. You can't have visits. You can't use your cell phone. So what kind of places that? And yet if you wanna get out of that place, you still need your meal. Guardian permission to get out. So what am I going to go back to my abuser? Or just wait there until my prince charming come and propose a Mary me. I see what you're saying. Right because Nora O Donal asked been someone about a women equal to men, and he he answered by by talking about clothing, right? I see what you mean. Yasmin Mohammed though, I'm just wondering there have been very brave women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia. They're they're still art. Of course, we have the three of you here. Speaking to us today. But I'm wondering how fast can we expect the pace of change in a nation like Saudi Saudi Arabia when we're asking for what seemed to be very deep in transformations in very deep cultural practices there. Yeah. Absolutely. So the thing with Saudi Arabia is it practices shitty. Law in the same Iran practices that as well. But Saudi Arabia has this extra layer of the guardianship law that really no other country has it quite like that. So I think that there is hope that the guardianship law could be abolished because NBS is really at a crossroads right now. It's very very very important for Arabs inside Arabian, specifically to feel proud of their country and to think that the whole world is looking up to them and admiring them. So somebody like RAV or you know, any of these cases that are all over the media right now talking about the, you know, criticizing site Arabia. Criticizing the government, these kinds of things are really going to make them stop. And think and say, what are we gonna do can we implement more laws to try and control these women even more and I say, good luck to them because these. Women are literally superheroes. Or can we loosen these laws and allow women to have more freedom? And because there isn't a lot of support for these guardianship laws..

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"saudi" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"saudi" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

"And so it's very destructive in that account on the other end of the extreme are people who say, well, no, you know, it's just conservative religion. But it hasn't really had any significant impact. Neither of these two things is quite correct. And the specifics of it the reality of it is actually very under studied. So we wanted to kind of find a balance in this whole debate the other issue around this discussion is the fact that people tend to when they talk about Saudi Arabia, exporting hub ISM. They tend to treat Saudi Arabia's kind of a monolithic black box to understand what's going on. There. You have to open it up, and you immediately see that there are a range of different actors arrayed variously across the political landscape within. Saudi Arabia that are part and parcel of this activity. You need to understand the politics between them, and the fact that their motivations differ. So some of this is certainly the Saudi government. But some of it is also what we turn parastatal organizations like the Muslim world league and the world assembly Muslim, youth international organizations that are not official agencies of the Saudi government, but are either heavily if not fully funded by Saudi Arabia and to varying degrees steered by the Saudi authorities but separate from it. And there's also a whole range of smaller private charities in the kingdom that are able to operate with varying levels of top cover from the Saudi Royal family to do what they do. And so an understanding this phenomenon you have to understand a sort of complex set of political factors within the kingdom. That mean that what we see on the external side the projection of Saudi religious influence in the world is often a product of jocking position in politics. Within the kingdom as various groups inside Saudi Arabia vie with each other for influence in power appear. Let me ask you to even a little more deeper into the practicalities of how Saudi Arabia shirt, would usual. The soft power say on the ground. I've read about lobbyists schools in Indonesia, or maybe other countries of the world. Now, they are they run by an arm of the diplomatic presence in that country. Or are they private organization? Our local children going into these schools and learning the Saudi interpretation of Islam, and what's like, you talk in the paper about the interplay between the local culture, and their expression of Islam, and whatever it is that Saudi Arabia is teaching what does that look like on the ground? You know, it's all of the above and more, right? If you look around the world and the various countries where the different countries that have been on the receiving end of Saudi Arabia's influence over the years UC widely varying equations, we see some countries where the impact seems to be very broad based and intense and others where there seems to be less impact from..

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