(7.12.2018) The countries gathered in Vienna are part of the so-called OPEC+ super-cartel, which includes ten non-OPEC members such as Russia and Kazakhstan. Together, they possess unprecedented influence over the world economy, controlling 55% of global oil supplies and 90% of proven reserves.
(2.12.2018) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he had no concrete figures on possible oil output cuts as Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend their accord to manage the oil market, known as Opec+, into 2019, following a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit between Mr Putin and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
(17.6.2018) „This means that the concerted efforts of the OPEC oil cartel, which is regulated first and foremost by the Saudis, and the group of independent oil producing countries led by Russia proved their effectiveness in terms of coordinated actions on global markets. And if this global control mechanism is working, there’s no reason to alter it or get rid of it even as things have finally stabilized,“ the analyst said.
The government didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the modified plan posted online.
King Salman confirmed his invitation to Vladimir Putin to visit Saudi Arabia. It was agreed to work out the terms of such a visit through diplomatic channels.
The leaders exchanged views on the Syrian issue and the state of affairs in the Middle East in general. The situation around the ‘Jamal Khashoggi case’ was also addressed.
Saudische Repressionsbehörden werden dabei nicht nur von deutschen Firmen mit modernster Spionagetechnologie beliefert, sondern auch von deutschen Polizisten trainiert. Dies gilt nicht nur für die Ausbildung saudischer Grenzbeamter durch die Bundespolizei, die bis heute stattfindet und auch in Zukunft durchgeführt werden soll; Berichten zufolge nahmen daran auch saudische Geheimdienstoffiziere teil, und es wurde unter anderem der „Umgang mit sogenannten Großlagen wie Demonstrationen“ geübt. Darüber hinaus ist vor allem das Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) seit Jahren mit Trainingsmaßnahmen in Saudi-Arabien präsent. So wurden bereits im Jahr 2009 Mitarbeiter des saudischen Innenministeriums und des Geheimdienstes GID (General Intelligence Directorate) von BKA-Mitarbeitern zum Thema „Internetkriminalität im Terrorismus-Bereich“ geschult. Lehrgänge für den GID hat das BKA unter anderem auch im Juni 2013 und im Mai 2015 durchgeführt; daneben kam es mehrmals in Riad und in Wiesbaden zu einem fachlichen „Informationsaustausch“. Gegenstand des einwöchigen Lehrgangs von Ende Mai bis Anfang Juni 2015 in Riad war „Terrorismusbekämpfung“.
(12.4.2018) Spain’s King Felipe VI met with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who serves as defence minister and also controls economic policy for the world’s top oil exporter, at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid, before hosting a luncheon in his honour attended by senior Spanish officials and businessmen. The Saudi prince then held talks behind closed doors with Defence Minister Maria Dolores Cospedal and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan that the kingdom was very much interested in investing heavily in a bid to strengthen its trade ties with Pakistan.
Und so sieht sich der 32-jährige Thronfolger auf dem richtigen Weg mit seinen Frontalattacken, die alle Kritiker – egal, ob außen oder innen – zum Schweigen bringen sollen. Bisher mit Erfolg: Weder die USA noch irgendein anderes westliches Land sprangen Ottawa in dem diplomatischen Krach zur Seite. Auch daheim wagt niemand, Kritik an dem rabiaten Vorgehen zu üben.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a telephone call from British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
House of Saud heir Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Madrid on Thursday, in the face of fierce criticism over sales of military equipment to the kingdom.
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Prince Mohammed, 32, met with the 40-year-old French leader for a private meal in the former royal palace-turned-museum in Paris ahead of their official rounds of meetings and a state dinner on Tuesday. Macron and Mohammed, who is on his first visit to France as Crown Prince, already met in Riyadh in November.
(8.3.2018) In remarks reportedly made this week in a meeting with Egyptian newspaper editors, he pointed to a “triangle of evil” in the Middle East made up of Iran — Riyadh’s perennial foe — Islamist extremist groups and Turkey. His rhetoric seemed to echo the notorious „axis of evil“ bluster of the George W. Bush administration.
The inclusion of Turkey raised eyebrows and sparked an angry backlash on Turkish social media.
(4.April) The Judge ruled that it was insufficient to prove that the Saudi „charity“ funded Al Qaeda. The Plaintiffs needed to show that the SHCBH had explicitly funded the 9/11 hijackers for that specific attack. The head of the SHCBH at the time of the money transfers was Prince Salman, now the King of Saudi Arabia and the father of MBS.
The US tour of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a triumph of multi-million-dollar post-truth public relations
“We believe American troops should stay for at least the mid-term, if not the long-term,” he told TIME Thursday in a wide-ranging interview.
Bin Salman, a 32-year old who last year disrupted the line of succession when he became next in line for the Saudi throne, has emerged as the most powerful Saudi ruler in decades. In addition to being selected as the crown prince, he serves as First Deputy Prime Minister, President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, and Minister of Defense.