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The @JoeBiden admin is still discussing a deal w/#KSA and Israel to normalize their relations that might involve U.S./intl cooperation for dual-use nuclear tech transfers to the Saudis, who have nuclear energy AND nuclear weapons ambitions. Some reminders and a warning. #NPT 1/
@JoeBiden As @nytimes reported in April (… ) Biden admin “is committed to supporting Saudi Arabia’s ... efforts to develop a peaceful nuclear energy program” which requires “highest intl standards on safety, nonproliferation, export controls and physical security.” 2/
@JoeBiden @nytimes Those intl. nonpro. standards are set by the Nuclear Suppliers Group and terms of U.S. nuclear cooperation is set by Sec. 123 of the Atomic Energy Act. In 2011, in the aftermath of the U.S.-led exemption for India, the NSG tightened its guidelines. See… 3/
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The American Jewish Congress released a statement on May 8, 2023 on Bashar Al Assad rejoining the Arab League. This is a good time to recall why this is not a good idea after #Assad attended an Arab Summit in #SaudiArabia over the weekend. Read this #thread⬇️/1

The #AmericanJewishCongress is alarmed that efforts are underway to rehabilitate #BasharAssad. Before any normalization, Assad needs to talk to the opposition, eliminate #Iran presence in #Syria, and initiate a political transition in accordance with UNSCR 2254. /2
Sharing our concerns about rehabilitating #BasharAlAssad is more than half of Syria’s population displaced by #Assad’s actions over the past decade, says @JackRosenNYC, President of #AmericanJewishCongress. /3
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American Jewish Congress encourages #Sudan leaders to take up #Israel mediation offer |

This is a #thread on the statement by @JackRosenNYC encouraging @aftaburhan and @RSFSudan to accept @elicoh1's peace plan, while welcoming efforts by the #US #Egypt #SaudiArabia #UAE. /1
“The situation in Africa’s 3rd largest country #Sudan is a matter of concern for the #US & regional heavyweights #Egypt #KSA #UAE who are trying to broker a ceasefire. #Israel has now offered to host the two warring generals in Israel to mediate permanent peace." @JackRosenNYC /2
"#Israel officials are in contact for several days now with #Sudan Army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Burhan & Rapid Support Forces (RSF) head Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo — known as Hemedti. Contacts between 🇮🇱officials and the two 🇸🇩 generals have been direct and through messages." /3
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In five years, #JoeBiden will likely get the #NobelPeacePrize. But not because he did anything proactively for peace.

It is because a #Multipolar World will be more peaceful than a unipolar one, and Biden has done more than anyone else (albeit unwittingly) to further that. (1/n)
The US-led #sanctions against #Russia in response to the #UkraineRussiaWar have forced countries around the world to abandon the US dollar as a medium of trade. This is forcing the rest of the world (non-West) together. Banning Russia from #swift was most important in this. (2/n)
#India and #China desperately need oil. Because of sanctions, Russia is providing oil at cheap rates to both. Russia has now become India's largest source of oil, displacing Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Chinese imports of Russian oil have also zoomed upwards. (3/n)
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It remains to be seen whether #Iran will temper its behavior after the deal with #SaudiArabia or if it will embarrass the guarantor #China and relapse into its old ways, says @JackRosenNYC, President @AJCongress.

Full statement🧵⤵️: /1
The agreement between #SaudiArabia -#Iran to restore diplomatic ties renews debate about the future of peace between #Israel and Arab states, Iran’s malign influence in the region, and #America’s role in the Middle East and ties with traditional regional allies-- @JackRosenNYC /2
#AmericanJewishCongress recognizes 🇸🇦 rationale in severing diplomatic ties with #Iran in Jan 2016. Extremists linked to #IRGC+#Basij stormed & burned #Saudi missions, in violation of intl law & as an attempt to exacerbate tensions to advance 🇮🇷’s extreme ideological agenda. /3
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1\#KSA #IRAN #YEMEN #CINA 🧵 KSA e Iran ripristinano rapporti diplomatici, tramite mediazione cinese, rapporti interrotti nel 2016 dopo l'aumento della tensione culminata conl'esecuzione dell'emiro sciita al Nimr assieme ad altri 46, accusati da KSA di terrorismo (pare legati ad
2\#KSA #IRAN al quaeda). Do una mia opinione su questo accordo da vari punti di vista: 1) Yemen. Le ricadute saranno dirette, KSA e Iran si sono fronteggiate in maniera indiretta nella lunga guerra dello yemen. La tregua sancita a luglio 2022 era preludio ad exit strategy
3\#KSA #IRAN da parte Saudita. La guerra è stato un colossale fallimento da parte della KSA, che si è impantanata in una guerra lunghissima ed infruttuosa. Tra l'altro entrando in diretto contrasto con l'altro coinvitato di pietra UAE. I due stati da alleati si sono trasformati
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#Iran and #KSA have agreed to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies.
Here’s the joint statement with #China which brokered the agreement:…
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Ex-#UN envoy to #Yemen tied to #Saudi, #UAE energy companies: Declassified

Martin #Griffiths has had several clients who have played major roles in bombing attacks on Yemen.
The current UN humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, cofounded a consultancy firm with the vice president of a major energy firm that has developed multi-million dollar projects in the US directly after the beginning of the war in Yemen.
According to Declassified UK, The former UN special envoy to Yemen has shown close links to private energy groups that showed significant financial interests in the oil sectors in KSA and the UAE.…
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#Pakistan's ousted ex-PM #ImranKhan convinced #Saudi Crown Prince to discard plans to attack #Iran, claim social media accounts close to Khan and his #PTI party. But don't take it seriously just yet: This claim could be an attempt to disrupt PM @CMShehbaz Govt ties with #KSA./1
The claim that #ImranKhan stopped #Saudi Crown Prince from pursuing plans to attack #Iran circulated on Pakistani social media, timed with a crucial visit by #Pakistan PM+Army chief to Riyadh. A columnist sympathetic to Khan published it on 13 Jan. The paper removed it later. /2
Jang, #Pakistan's largest #Urdu daily, moved quickly to remove a column by a journalist sympathetic to ousted ex-PM #ImranKhan that appeared to be an attempt to disrupt ties with #SaudiArabia just when Riyadh is considering major financial package for Govt of Pakistan. /3
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Over 235 million Captagon pills were seized in MENA in 2022, an absolute record. Over 90% of seizures done by 4 countries (3 of them bordering #Syria):
- #KSA: 108 M
- Jordan: 54.5 M
- Iraq: 31 M
- Turkey: 21.3 M
$ billions that won't finance Assad's Regime.
#Jordan did a first, modest, Captagon seizure this year. Jordanian forces raided a location in an area bordering #Syria & found around 100,000 pills. 3 arrested. Image
#KSA made the first major Captagon seizure of the year. Over 3 million pills, hidden in a secret cavity inside a truck, were confiscated. 3 arrested. ImageImageImage
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1. The level of callousness in which #Yemen's conflict is depicted is truly insulting to Yemenis. This article published by @thehill is poorly researched & amateurishly written w/out fact checking. It's full of misinformation & unquantifiable statements.…
2. In reporting the number of civilians killed by the Saudis, authors manipulated the information and made an inaccurate citation from a UN study choosing to attribute the entire war casualty estimate of 337K to #Saudis, and not the 15K reported UN estimate.
3. The authors of this article have completely failed to fact-check the numbers and information presented. In fact, the same source they reference undermines their own claims & reveals the misinformation included in the article. Ignoring casualties committed by #Houthis is biased
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Post-Match Report 🧵📊

Poland 🇵🇱 2-0 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia

#POLKSA #Qatar2022 #FIFAWorldCup #POL #KSA
Poland Starting XI passing sonars
Saudi Arabia starting XI passing sonars
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Official holiday in #SaudiArabia today for the #Qatar2022 win against #Arg. Some of the viral clips and tweets on Saudi timelines: /1

Commentators in #Türkiye side with #KSA against the referee in the #Qatar2022 match against #Arg. /2

...from #UAE to #KSA after the match #Arg at #Qatar2022 /3

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🚨#AHORA | 🎙️Lionel #Scaloni en conferencia de prensa tras la derrota de #ARG

📌 "Sabíamos cómo jugaba Arabia"

📌"Es dificil de asimilar la derrota: nos hicieron 2 goles en muy pocos minutos. Hay que ganar los próximos partidos. Es un día triste" Image
🚨#AHORA |🎙️Lionel #Scaloni en conferencia de prensa, tras la derrota de #ARG

☑️ "En el entretiempo dijimos que el partido estaba extraño. Un gol puede cambiar todo y así fue"

☑️"No hablé aún con los jugadores" Image
🚨#AHORA |🎙️Lionel #Scaloni en conferencia de prensa, luego de la caída de #ARG

☑️ "Estamos doloridos. Hay que dar vuelta la página".

☑️"Los goles fueron jugadas aisladas y rápidas".

☑️"Físicamente, en unas horas lo sabremos pero a priori están todos bien" Image
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Herve Renaud knows a thing or two about leading some massive upsets in international tournaments. Yet, a lot of comments on the TL this morning are about MBS and geopolitics. Yes, can’t divorce the two, but it’s very much bordering on Islamophobia and in some cases crossing it.
Tunisia is drawing from the crowd, and SA had a ton of support there for them. Interesting how the non-Qatari Arab nation teams are using this moment.
1. Saudi Arabia’s regime is one of the most brutal in the world
2. Their soccer team is being used as a soft power instrument to further that regime through sports-washing enterprises
3. #KSA’s win over #ARG is special for Arab people in a climate many want to exclude them from.
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Post-Match Report 🧵📊

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia

#ARGKSA #KSA #Qatar2022 #FIFAWorldCup
Argentina starting XI passing sonars
Saudi Arabia starting XI passing sonars
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#Qatar2022 | 🤩 #Argentina 🇦🇷 inicia el sueño mundialista ante Arabia Saudita 🇸🇦

✅El elenco comandado por Lionel Scaloni da el primer paso en la #FIFAWorldCup

✅¡Vamos Selección!…
🤩¡Mira lo que es ese vestuario!

#Argentina ya está en el #Lusail para enfrentar a #ArabiaSaudita 🇸🇦

✅Los jugadores saltan al campo de juego para reconocer la cancha

🌟Ah si ¡Presetenle a los timbos del 🔟! ImageImage
😍¡Bueno, esto ya es demasiada manija!

🥰 El vestuario argentino listo y preparado con toda la indumentaria para el duelo ante #ArabiaSaudita 🇸🇦

✅ ¡Vamos #Argentina! ImageImage
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Top adviser to #Iran's #Khamenei calls for reopening of #Saudi, Iranian embassies six years after elements in #Basij and #IRGC paramilitaries stormed and burned #KSA missions in #Tehran and #Mashhad. /1…

via @GoogleNews
In Aug 2020, a former Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari accused #Iran government of alienating Arab countries and cited the example of the burning of #Saudi embassy in #Tehran and the Saudi consulate in #Mashhad. /2
In 2020, #Iran appointed one of the masterminds of the 2016 attack on the #Saudi embassy in #Tehran as the head of the cultural committee of Iran’s Judo Federation. /3…
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L'Arabia Saudita e gli Emirati Arabi Uniti considerano l'accordo OPEC+ come una carta vincente e un quadro di riferimento generale che consente di attivare mediazioni e tregue nello Yemen,

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2/ con l'atmosfera positiva e consensuale che offre, che l'amministrazione Biden NON è stata in grado di fornire.

Nonostante i frequenti discorsi (Biden & Co) sulla cooperazione per la sicurezza nel Mar Rosso e nel Golfo e sulle manovre navali e aeree,
3/ tutto ciò si è rapidamente trasformato in un quadro politico ed economico che serve Israele e i suoi interessi più di quanto serva agli interessi di Riyadh e Abu Dhabi. ☝️
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A wanted man has blown himself up with a suicide vest in Jeddah as Saudi security forces were close to arresting him. Multiple people including security personnel wounded. #SaudiArabia
The wanted man who blew himself up with a suicide vest in Jeddah has been identified as Abdullah Bin Zayed Abdul Rehman Al-Bakri Al-Shehri

#KSA Image
Statement from Saudi authorities on the Jeddah suicide explosion.

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Significant statement from caretaker PM @yairlapid: "Two-state solution is a strong guarantee for a democratic state of #Israel with a #Jewish majority."
Interesting moment during the @JoeBiden-@yairlapid presser in #Jerusalem when #Saudi news outlet @AlArabiya correspondent asked @POTUS what the #US is offering #Gulf states on #Iran's malign activity in region, and Lapid on where #Israel disagreed with Washington on Iran policy.
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Well .@TrussLiz you talk about using "food as a weapon" but omit Global Britain's history of Operation Starvation:

Ireland - ‘famine’ of 1845-52 in Ireland engineered by British. Over 1 million Irish starved to death. 1.5 million ethnically cleansed, many left on 'coffin' ships
"During ‘Black 47’, the worst year of the so-called famine, almost 4000 vessels left Ireland carrying food to the ports of Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and London, to feed English people. If we take butter alone, over 800,000 gallons was exported from Ireland at gunpoint"
"Mass starvation was a regular feature of life in India under British rule. The last ‘famine’ that was inflicted on India was in 1943 when over four million people died in Bengal."
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From #PepeEscobar, @telegram, 3 June 2022.

One of the ongoing debates in OilWorld: How much spare capacity remains in the system to produce oil at additional levels, globally, in case of emergency?

Answer: it’s running out & there ain’t no more!

#PeakOil is back! ⛽️ ✈️ 🚗
Let us not forget the words of the late, great Matthew Simmons (paraphrasing): “Once Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 has peaked, then the world has effectively peaked.”

Ergo, there’s no spare capacity to offset banned / boycotted Ru oil. Ergo, global oil mkt = sellers mkt now.

The above piece via Pepe Escobar states that there is now declining spare capacity in #KSA 🇸🇦 due to declining investment in #oil extraction tech.

It’s actually the other way around: there’s now declining investment b/c there’s no new profitable 🇸🇦 oil to be had. #PeakOil
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#SSgovt's economic performance & narrative challenge
Barely 3 weeks in Office, SS govt did great job on economy but struggled on narrative.
1. It immediately convinced #IMF on package & broad contour of the deal.
Only it has 2 give plan 4 staggered...
.... reduction on subsidies by May 18. a/n

2. SS govt also reached out 2 #KSA: roll over & oil deferred payment. Small prints finalized soon. Solid support guaranteed.

3. #UAE also agreed 2 request of SS govt; details finalized.

4. #China agreed 2 roll over $5 bills.
5. By end of May most of packages will be inked.
6. Dollar pluctuation is normal, will revert back to Rs185 by end of June when economy stablised.

But SS govt takes battering on narrative front as follow:
1. #IshaqDr vs #MiftahIsmael statements create confusion.

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