Russia and Saudi Arabia are now best friends
Oct 06, 2017
Some have been predicting this for the past two years. They have said that when Saudi Arabia goes against the USA and begins forming new relationships with China and Russia, it will mark the beginning of the end of the American Empire.
US foreign policy has been to put business sanctions on Russia, and US officials have twisted the arms of foreign governments to go along with the plan. One by one, however, the nations have been abandoning the US-sponsored sanctions, believing that the USA is collapsing and its power waning, while that of Russia and China are rising.
Now at last we see Saudi Arabia sending a huge business delegation to Russia to sign new business deals. This is very significant, as it recognizes that the USA is no longer the real power broker in the world—or soon will fall from that position.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. It is the first state visit to Russia by a reigning Saudi monarch and marks a new level of relations between the countries….
Saudi state oil firm Saudi Aramco signed a deal with Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and gas processing and petrochemicals company Sibur on joint projects in the area of oil refining.
The two countries also agreed to cooperate in nuclear energy, agriculture, information technology; trade, investments and social development….
Relations between the two countries have reached a “fundamentally new level recently,” Novak said.
“Parliamentary contacts show good dynamics and the two countries business circles maintain intensive dialogue," he said, adding that that significant progress has been made.
According to Novak, for the first time a substantial delegation from Saudi Arabia, including about 200 representatives and 85 CEOs of large companies has come to Russia.
"Eighty-five heads of the largest companies flew to Russia to establish links with Russian businesses and expand ties in all areas," the minister said.
It is obvious that the US policy of imposing sanctions is now backfiring. Its only effect is to forbid US companies from doing business with foreign nations. In other words, US companies are no longer allowed to compete or to do business in some parts of the world. The US government has shot itself in the foot.