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#Chinese mediation between Riyadh and Sanaa.

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China said that it will work on a political solution to the Yemeni issue, referring to Beijing's new mediation between #Riyadh and #Sanaa, similar to the mediation that led to a Saudi-Iranian agreement.

In a rare press conference in Riyadh, the Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy to #Yemen, Ambassador Zhao Cheng, said today, Wednesday, that his country "will continue to play a positive role in resolving the Yemeni issue politically."

The press conference of the
Chinese Embassy in #Yemen is trying to capitalize on the momentum of the success of the Chinese mediation between Riyadh and Tehran, and to present China as an important player in the region.
He urged the parties to give priority to the interests of the Yemeni people, end
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Saudi Arabia collides with reality: the solution is in the hands of #Sanaa only.

Saudi Arabia tried to involve the file of its involvement in the war on #Yemen, in its recent rapprochement with Iran and the agreement sponsored by China,
as if it lied to its followers to motivate them to fight on its side and fight Iranian expansion.

Then she herself believed the lie that made her loyalists destroy their country and kill their brothers, but those attempts failed and collided with Sana’a’s positions and
closed any door to bargaining over its conditions and demands regarding the renewal of the armistice, especially with regard to the humanitarian and economic file, and despite Sana’a welcoming the Iranian agreement, Saudi Arabia has distanced itself.
That the country's
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A #Syrian Oud player wins second place in the Oud Festival competition in #Riyadh Image
The #Syrian oud player Kinan Adnawi won second place in the Oud Festival competition in #SaudiArabia, which was held for three days by General Entertainment Authority in cooperation with the Music Commission in the largest Arab gathering of oud players. Image
The festival includes competitions for amateurs and professionals’ musicians, with participation of 10 musicians from each category. Image
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The resumption of #Saudi-#Iran relations has triggered what I believe to be exaggerated reaction about #China’s emergence as a #MiddleEast powerbroker and a strategic shift of #Riyadh away from its traditional partners. 1/17
Some context: in an October meeting in #Jeddah, a #Saudi leader at the highest level explained his strategy was to defeat #Iran through growth. The fact that KSA is the fastest growing G-20 country, w/trillions invested in everything from tourism to mining, supports this. 2/17
But growth takes time - and growth can be sidetracked through insecurity, whether from #Houthi missiles or the threat of nuclear blackmail. To protect the long-term strategy, he said, KSA needs security. 3/17
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##Iranian state media BREAKING NEWS:

#Iran and #SaudiArabia agreed to re-establish ties and re-open embassies. 🇮🇷 🇸🇦

IF confirmed, this was months in the making but held back by the Saudis, asking for big #Yemen move from #Tehran. IF confirmed, #Yemen news coming soon, too.
Again, IF true, this is a confirmation that the WSJ article on #Riyadh normalizing ties with #Israel was wishful thinking (in both #Biden administration & #Netanyahu)
Also, rumour has it that #China mediated this alleged normalization between #SaudiArabia & #Iran. That would be more #Riyadh & #Tehran wanting to give a diplomatic win to #Beijing. If this really happened it was more a bilateral process, with direct engagement.
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Oxfam Study: At Least 87 Yemeni Civilians Killed by UK and US Weapons from January 2021-February 2022.

Oxfam unveiled that “At least 87 civilians were killed by airstrikes from the #Saudi-led coalition in #Yemen using weapons supplied by the #UK and #US between January
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2021 and February 2022.”

The charity accused the #UK government of ignoring an identifiable “pattern of harm” caused by the indiscriminate bombing – and argues it amounts to legal grounds for #Britain to end elements of its lucrative arms trade with #Riyadh.

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Martin Butcher, a policy adviser at Oxfam, said that there had been 431 airstrikes in the period monitored, roughly one a day, and that the “intensity of these attacks would not have been possible without a ready supply of arms.”

The sheer number of attacks, the 87
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The governor of #Aden in the Sana'a government comments on America's pressure on Riyadh regarding the war

A southern leader in the government of #Ansar_Allah, the “#Houthis,” commented on the American pressure on Riyadh regarding obstructing the cessation of the
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war on #Yemen.
The governor of #Aden in the Sana'a government, Tariq Salam, said regarding the #American pressure on #Riyadh, that the latter must overcome America's pressure in its insistence on continuing its war on Yemen.
Salam said that Riyadh “is the only one who
bears the cost of this exorbitant war for its general conditions, which will certainly double during the coming period if it does not incline to peace that is in the interest of #Yemen, #Riyadh, the region and the world as a whole.”
The statements of the southern official
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To repair the relationship w/ #SaudiArabia, the #US is inventing a "state of war" & an imaginary Iranian "plan of attack" between #Tehran & #Riyadh. It was @JoeBiden who wanted to make Saudi a pariah state & threatened Saudi after the OPEC+ oil reduction.…
Although there is little difference between a Republican and Democrats #US administration - both warmongers - in foreign policy, at least Donald Trump was more honest and used to telling us what he was doing without being afraid of revealing his action. @joeiden & Co. are so bad.
#SaudiArabia's decision to cut OPEC+ oil production by 2 m b/d was met with fury in the White House that is taking its time on any public punishment coz the 23 OPEC+ nations took the decision according to their national interests & not the one of the #US.…
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🧵Latest w/ @JM_Szuba: US officials confirm that OPEC cuts have not hindered plans to turn existing military facilities in #Saudi into an air/missile defense network testing centre involving many states willing to work together against #Iran's drone threat…
2. “Think of it like a rifle range for air and missile defenses,” US Army Brig. Gen. John Cogbill,the command’s deputy director for ops, told Al-Monitor in at #CENTCOM headquarters. “You can put [a system] through its paces, get that feedback, and test its limits.”
3. The facility tentatively dubbed the Red Sands Integrated Experimentation Center will focus specifically on testing and fielding both existing and new counter-drone technologies.
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#Riyadh | Minister of Foreign Affairs H.H Prince @FaisalbinFarhan receives the Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private Partnership in the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville H.E. @ChristelSassou. Image
During the meeting, they reviewed the relations of friendship between the two countries and discussed strengthening aspects of bilateral cooperation in various fields and ways to support and develop them. Image
They also discussed ways to intensify joint coordination to serve the interests of the two friendly countries, as well as regional and international developments and efforts made in their regard.
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سعدتُ بانطلاق #ملتقى_القيم_المشتركة_بالرياض، بمشاركة عدد من كبار الشخصيات الدينية الإسلامية وغير الإسلامية، كما سرَّ الجميعَ مادار فيه من حوار فعال، ومبادرات عملية، وبيان ختامي مشتمل على "إعلان القيم الإنسانية المشتركة".
J'ai été ravi du lancement du #ForumValeursCommunesRiyad, en présence de personnalités religieuses musulmanes et non musulmane ; chacun a pu apprécier les échanges et les initiatives pratiques avec notamment la "Déclaration des Valeurs Humaines Communes".
Saya senang dengan peluncuran #ForumNilaiUmumdiRiyadh, dengan partisipasi sejumlah tokoh senior agama Islam & non-Islam, dan semua orang senang dengan dialog yang efektif, inisiatif praktis & pernyataan penutup yang mencakup "Deklarasi Nilai-Nilai Kemanusiaan Bersama".
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نسعدُ هذا اليوم بإطلاق ملتقى: "القيم المشتركة بين أتباع الأديان" في مدينة #الرياض، بمشاركة كبار الشخصيات الدينية حول العالم.
Nous sommes heureux de lancer aujourd’hui les travaux du forum « Les valeurs communes entre les adeptes des religions » à #Riyad avec la participation des plus grandes personnalités religieuses du monde.
Hari ini, kami dengan senang hati meluncurkan forum: "Nilai-Nilai Umum Antar Umat Beragama" di kota #Riyadh, dengan partisipasi tokoh-tokoh agama di seluruh dunia.
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Is what happened in #Riyadh & outcomes of the #Yemeni_Yemeni_talks a good or bad thing? Been monitoring commentaries & here are mine.
1. If there was 1 single thing that had widest consensus amongst Yemenis it would be that former leadership structure was...
a core problem for resolving conflict or stabilising Yemeni government areas.
2- Formation of Presidential Council reflect current military reality in Yemeni government areas & nomination of Pres. Rashad Al Alimi wasn't based on being common denominator only but also competence.
3- a four southern leadership out of 8 member council dilutes risk of destructive secession while sustains importance of resolving souther political & social grievances.
4- Keeping mandate of the Presidential Council to political, security & military intends to protect economy.
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Although I personally understand the Saudi concerns which led to this policy, I see it as a huge mistake and that Saudi Arabia will not be a winner from it. Surprisingly, the biggest winners from this energy crisis are #Russia and #Iran.
#KSA #USA #Biden #Ukraine #Israel #UAE
Because of the ongoing war on #Ukraine and the economic sanctions on #Russia , the rise in energy prices makes the imports of oil gas very important to cover #Moscow's depletion in other fields.
Moscow has already started exploiting the card of energy externally as well by blackmailing Europe and raising its exports to eastern countries at much lower prices.
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With #OPEC Plus clinging to #oil pumping operations at nearly the same level, which leads to a continuous rise in fuel prices globally, in my opinion, the key to this crisis is in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
#KSA #USA #Russia #Ukraine #EU #NATO #Iran Image
As it is known, #Riyadh is the second largest oil exporter in the world with about 10 mbd and the second largest reserves. #SaudiArabia also leads the #OPEC, which includes a number of oil exporters, making it an important influence on global oil prices.
It is important to stress that the current rise started since the 4th quarter of last year, months before Russian invasion in #Ukraine, with assurances from #US, confirming its attempt to communicate with the Saudi side to raise the level of production, hitting a dead end.
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#Iran launched six precision missiles Fateh-110 Iranian missiles against a Mossad base in #Erbil #Iraq in retaliation to #Israel killing of 2 Iranian officers in #Syria. No official statements were delivered by either side. These are "messages" both sides understand.
#Iran temporarily suspended the (fifth) meeting with #SaudiArabia in #Iraq programmed for next Wednesday the 16th of March following the mass execution carried out by #Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia executes 81 people in a single day via @AJEnglish

#Iran sources told @Almayadeen_News that "4 #Israel/i Mossad officers were killed and 7 wounded during the bombing of their base in Erbil, Kurdistan, #Iraq."

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1.Add to that Saudi-Arabia's decision to stand by the 2020 oil pact with #Russia (ie not pump more #Oil into the market)
#Putin seems to have had a clear picture when he made the decision that in the short-term he has #OPEC backing and that the West was still dependent on his gas
2. The pact was achieved after the price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia in early 2020. The Saudis were willing to reach a compromise with Russia after #Trump intervened and threatened to halt military aid to #Riyadh if it doesn't come to terms with Moscow.
3. Presumably Trump was making that effort on behalf of American #LNG exporters that were under threat of going out of business due to the low price environment.
Russia has been courting Saudia and the Emirates since the 1970s. Previously the Soviet Union supported...
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"I believe IPTC can be a powerful catalyst in the transformation of commitment to action," says Nasir K. Al-Naimi, SVP Upstream of #Saudi @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
"We know the world needs us now, perhaps more than ever, to ensure the #energy transition leaves no nation behind," says Nasir Al-Naimi of @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, held at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre #IPTC2022
.@Aramco is among the lowest #oil producers in terms of #carbon intensity, Aramco's chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan says at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
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En este momento @JoaquinDebeljuh debe estar partiendo en #ArabiaSaudi en el sueño de su vida, el de muchas vidas, #Dakar2022
Éxitos para el de #Pergamino y #Acevedo!!!!
@JoaquinDebeljuh ya terminó los primeros 19 kilómetros cronometrados y lo hizo en muy buena forma!!!! Vamos #Pergamino y #Acevedo!!!
Gran resultado para @JoaquinDebeljuh en el prólogo del @dakar!
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Riyadh 🧐
Something happened in Riyadh, possibly an interception.
#Riyadh #KSA #SaudiArabia 🇸🇦
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The #MGISummit is about to begin. Follow our live coverage of the event, where high-profile regional leaders gather in #Riyadh to discuss #climate action ahead of #COP26.
#MGISummit: #Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as #Jordan and and #Kuwait's crown princes, arrive at the venue. Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI also shows attendance.
#MGISummit: #Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and #UAE's Finance Minister Hamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum have also arrived
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister #ImranKhan and his accompanying delegation arrive in Saudi Arabia’s capital, #Riyadh, to attend the #MiddleEastGreenInitiative Summit @PTIofficial ImageImage
#PHOTOS: Chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Menfi (@LPCLYM), and his accompanying delegation, arrive in #Riyadh to attend the #MiddleEastGreenInitiativeSummit ImageImageImage
#UPDATE: Morocco’s Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch arrives at King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia ahead of the #MiddleEast green initiative summit ImageImageImage
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The #YouthGreenSummit starts today in #Riyadh, as part of the #SaudiGreenInitiative, with the attendance from #SaudiArabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Al-Saud Image
#Saudi energy minister says he will not buy electric car, but #SaudiArabia will manufacture electric vehicles Image
#Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud tells #YouthGreenSummit at #SaudiGreenInitiative “We would like to be the biggest supplier of hydrogen” Image
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#LIVE: Hans Grundberg delivers his first briefing to the Security Council in his capacity as new @UN Special Envoy for #Yemen (@OSE_Yemen) Image
#LIVE: @OSE_Yemen: The epicenter of the military confrontation has shifted over time with combatants taking turns on the offensive. Since early 2020, the focus has been on the #Houthi's #Marib offensive in which thousands of #Yemenis have lost their lives Image
#LIVE:@OSE_Yemen: The UN and the international community has been clear in its message: The #Houthi's offensive on #Marib must stop Image
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