Now Turkey, Qatar bail on Obama. Iran’s 'biggest enemies' have change of heart following U.S. reproachment


By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM — It’s not only Saudi Arabia. Now major U.S. allies Turkey and Qatar are discussing developing closer relations with Russia at the expense of America, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

In a shocking development, the security officials further said Qatar and Turkey are leading secret talks to study the possibility of renewing relations with foes Syria and Iran in response to President Obama opening dialogue with Tehran over the nuclear file.

Qatar and Turkey, along with Saudi Arabia, were deeply involved in supporting the insurgency targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Those countries are said to be some of the biggest opponents to Iran’s alleged nuclear aspirations.

According to the security officials speaking to KleinOnline, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are disappointed with Obama’s reproach toward Iran and what they view as a U.S. failure to act militarily in Syria.

“They view America has losing major credibility,” said one official

The foreign ministers of Qatar and Turkey, the officials say, have been quietly discussing a change in attitude toward Syria and Iran along with closer strategic relations with Russia that could include weapons and oil deals.

Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post reported Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, said his country will make a “major shift” away from its relationship with the United States in protest over Obama’s dialogue with Iran and inaction in Syria.

Earlier this month, WND was first to report that Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab countries, responding to Obama’s diplomatic outreach to Iran, are exploring closer relationships with China and Russia at the expense of the U.S.

According to a senior Jordanian diplomat speaking to WND at the time, the Kingdom of Jordan also participated in a meeting with high-level Saudi officials to discuss the ramifications of Obama’s phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rohani.

The Arab countries expressed deep concern about talk of the U.S. easing ties with foe Iran.

In the meeting, the leaders discussed having the Saudis and other Sunni Arab nations offer Russia and China larger roles in diplomacy and trade, including better oil deals.

Now the Jerusalem Post quoted a source close to Saudi policy saying that Sultan told European diplomats about the coming shift in Riyadh’s longstanding U.S. ties, including possible changes to oil deals and arms sales.

“The shift away from the U.S. is a major one,” the source was quoted as saying. “Saudi doesn’t want to find itself any longer in a situation where it is dependent.

“Prince Bandar told diplomats that he plans to limit interaction with the U.S.,” the source continued. “This happens after the U.S. failed to take any effective action on Syria and Palestine.

The source said relations with the U.S. “have been deteriorating for a while, as Saudi feels that the U.S. is growing closer with Iran and the U.S. also failed to support Saudi during the Bahrain uprising.”

The source said the changes extend to arms purchases and oil sales.

“All options are on the table now, and for sure there will be some impact,” the Saudi source said.

  • Patriot41

    To begin with, the problems in the Middle East were never that of the United States, but that of the nations that constitute the Middle East. Both the U.S. and Russia have been used by Middle Eastern nations, to do all of their dirty work and fighting. One could say that the Saudis have pitted the U.S. and Russia, against one another for interest in their oil.

    When one looks at the history of the Middle East, for centuries the wars fought within, were religious wars, whether that of Arab tribal rivalries or attempts to drive the Jewish nation from the continent. Neither the U.S. or any other nation, has been responsible for those wars, for many of those nations were not even in existence when those wars began. Until the inhabitants of the Middle East decide to reside in peace with their neighbors, there will never be an end to those wars. Those countries within the Middle East need to resolve their own differences, one way or the other. The rest of the nations on earth, need to resist the temptation of interfering or trying to control the Middle East and stay the hell out of that territory.

    Can the rest of the nations on earth survive without Middle East Oil? Indeed they can, as there is ample oil and natural gas available, around the globe. Many nations have found nuclear power to be more effective, cleaner burning and less expensive in the long run. Natural gas burns just as clean, and is even less expensive then oil and nuclear power. Sooner or later, alternative power will replace those resources as well. The world can survive without Saudi oil and all of the wars that it brings with it.

    At stake for the U.S., is the petro dollar and the world reserve currency, both of which have begin to cause more problems for the U.S. then was originally contemplated. With the Middle East turning to Russia and China for support and business, the petro dollar and the world reserve U.S. dollar, will become part of history and that might be a very good thing for the U.S. if it survives the fiscal crash that will come with it.

    One can bet the Saudis will no longer require trade with the U.S. dollar, once they have traded allegiances with their new allies. Russia and China have already formed allegiances through BRIC, so they will be dropping the U.S. dollar as well. The days of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency are numbered and it is time for the U.S. government to wise up and start planning to take care of it’s own problems at home, as well as those that are coming in the very near future. They can start by bringing our troops home and avoiding further wars in the Middle East or anywhere else for that matter.

  • Carlos de Souza

    Iran has played a masterful game punching well above its weight 🙂 Interesting to see what happens.