Friday, July 18, 2008

Bandar tries 'bribery' with Russians...

"...[In] February, Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs, paid a brief visit to Moscow to conduct negotiations with the then President Vladimir Putin. At that time the prince conveyed a personal message of King Abdullah, where Riyadh expressed its concerns over Iran’s growing impact in the Middle East. The authorities of the kingdom suggested that Moscow should scale down its cooperation with Teheran. In exchange, Saudi Arabia offered beneficial contracts..."
and the Kremlin denies "Saudi-Iran Condition", in PressTv, here
"Any claims that military-technical cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia is in any way linked to Russian-Iranian dialogue are inappropriate and do not correspond to reality," said [Kremlin spokesman Dmitry] Peskov on Wednesday..."


b said...

The bribe wasn't successful:


"Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller suddenly arrived in Tehran on Monday and discussed with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad the setting up of an organization of gas-producing countries. No doubt, with the Russian foothold in Libya (which has estimated natural gas reserves of 1.47 trillion cubic meters), in coordination with Algeria (which currently supplies over 10% of Europe's gas supplies), Qatar (with proven natural gas reserves of 25.8 trillion cubic meters) and Iran (which has the world's second-largest reserves after Russia), the time for a "Gas OPEC" is approaching. "

See also my recent piece Iran and Israel Have the U.S. Over a Barrel

Arab sister said...

The evil Saudis are behind every dirty operation to harm the Arab and the Muslims interests . They are also behind every terrorist organisation , including AL Qaeeda , Fatah AL Islam , you name it . I wish and pray that decent saudis get rid of this mafia gang . (but the saudis worry me , they sound very brainwashed by their authorities )