7 mar 2023 4:09 p.m
The relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia is anything but easy. Riyadh is considered an important partner of Washington in the Middle East. At the same time, the Gulf monarchy has had to take a lot of criticism in the area of human rights. A US banker attempts a definition.
A definition of the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia has attracted media attention around the world. Wall Street banker and former White House official Anthony Scaramucci likened Washington and Riyadh’s partnership to a “Catholic marriage.” It was piquant that this definition was used in the Saudi newspaper’s weekly program “Frankly Speaking”. Arab News fell.
“We can quarrel with each other, but we are married forever. Whatever the frictions between sovereigns, they are temporary. We need each other.”
So answered Scaramucci asked presenter Katie Jensen what he would recommend US President Joe Biden do to improve relations today. The former US White House official stressed that mutual contacts had developed so much over the past 80 or 90 years that the two countries are now connected.
“Our economies, our governments, our intelligence agencies, our defense ministries are very closely intertwined.”
In this context, Scaramucci appealed to decision-makers in Riyadh and Washington to take this into account in the long term. According to him, there is a trend worldwide to fall back into the tribal system. Therefore, it is important to think about the spirit of cooperation and how successful the two countries could be if they cooperate.
A frequent visitor to Saudi Arabia, Scaramucci praised the Gulf Monarchy for its innovations and reforms. Among other things, he praised the fact that Riyadh was diversifying its economy: switching from oil production to tourism created a positive environment for foreign direct investment.
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