Arab newspapers have discussed Saudi-American relations after the release of a US intelligence report that concluded the involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi newspapers stressed that the relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America is “strategic.” A book criticized the report, warning of the “politicization” of the Khashoggi case and the “demonization of the kingdom.”
While a book said that the timing of the report aims to start a “new phase of blackmail and concessions” by the Biden administration towards Saudi Arabia, in order to “reset relations” between the two countries.
‘Blackmail … to reset the relationship’
London’s Arabs say that the Khashoggi report “creates a crisis of confidence between Saudi Arabia and the Biden administration.” It believes that “the American escalation with Saudi Arabia remains limited to avoid a boycott.”
Firas Aziz Deeb calls in the Syrian homeland not to insult the Saudi crown prince, “even if it is due to Bin Salman,” from his point of view.
In his analysis of the relations between the two countries, he says: “We cannot talk about a missing chemistry between Mohammed bin Salman and Joe Biden, the issue here in the Gulf-American relationship is not based on personal admiration … The issue is not a system that bin Salman apprehends, but rather an alternative to one that might be another. Its rulers are Bin Salman, who has become a burden on the American administration. “
From Safaa Ismail’s point of view in Syria, “The Biden administration is trying to score deceptive points regarding the defense of human rights to polish the image of the new American president on the one hand, and to open the door ajar for its Saudi ally on the other hand to modify his behavior in line with the new American policy and its agenda in the region.” To ensure his protection, even if the desired behavior is America’s removal of Bin Salman from the mandate of the Covenant. “
She believes that the timing of the publication of the US intelligence report on Khashoggi’s killing “is nothing but alerting the Saudi regime to turn the page of Donald Trump, preparing for a new phase of blackmail and concessions … in an attempt to reset US-Saudi relations to a pure American rhythm in which Biden communicates with Salman and excludes his crown prince.” “.
“Politicization … and demonization”
Ali al-Zahrani said in the Saudi newspaper, Al-Madina, that the relationship between the two countries is “a strategic relationship based on economic, security and political pillars in the perspective of common interests.”
In its editorial, the Emirati statement rejects what it calls “the set of fallacies and incorrect conclusions, which were mentioned in the American report,” and says that it is “an targeting of the kingdom’s weighty role in the axis of rationality.”
Khalid bin Hamad, the owner of the Saudi island, believes that “America has no right to bully its strategic ally in the region, and it is not in its interest to employ its internal differences to harm its interests and the interests of its partners, without thinking of the repercussions of any irresponsible behavior issued by it, and it is publicly announced.” , In the form of accusations, conclusions, and conclusions that were not based on facts, were not based on evidence, and were not based on facts.
And he warns that the intelligence report “will encourage the enemies of the two countries – America and the Kingdom – to politicize this crime to strike and target bilateral relations,” describing the report as “miserable.”
But he concludes that “the report has no value in front of the Saudi people who stand behind their leadership … and will not be affected by the attempts to politicize” the Khashoggi case.
Ali Al-Sarraf believes in the London-based Arabs that “the unjust pursuit of Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues not because he committed one sin, but because he is a man of reform and change, who wants to employ the available economic resources in order to preserve the kingdom’s status as a major economic power.”
Arham criticizes the CIA, saying that it “practices frog chirping about human rights issues, without shame or fear, as if people do not see what they are doing.”
The writer advises the Saudi crown prince regarding dealing with Biden, that he “ignore him and continue his path without turning to the chirping of his frog.”
Abdullah Al-Otaibi asks in the London-based Middle East: “How can intelligence services with an international reputation and stature blind the volume of love and loyalty based on decisions and actions, and the vision that Prince Muhammad leads to the Saudi people?”
And stresses that “Saudi Arabia is not a banana republic shaken by threats,” referring to “flattening and urgent and unscientific impressions in the intelligence report.”
Then he added, “American statements with the strength of the Saudi-American partnership are correct and can be built upon. It is a political mistake to transfer the internal American battles to affect foreign relations, traditional alliances and long-term partnership.
And Tariq Al-Hamid goes to the London-based Middle East that “the story is the story of demonizing Saudi Arabia, and it is older than Khashoggi’s story, and this requires persistent Saudi work in Washington, and more dialogue and communication, not escalation.”