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Le Figaro: Saudi Arabia has decided to look after its own interests, and not follow the interests of the United States

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Le Figaro: Saudi Arabia has decided to look after its own interests, and not follow the interests of the United States

As the French edition of Le Figaro notes, more and more countries in the world do not want to check their every step with the opinion of Washington and seek to put their interests first.


This line is clearly seen in the behavior of the largest player in the world oil market - Saudi Arabia. This country has decided to stand at the forefront of the Arab world in the development of Arab-Chinese relations. Clearly, Beijing is Washington's main global competitor. But this did not prevent Riyadh from recently hosting the Arab-Chinese summit and hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping, the newspaper writes.

At the same time, Le Figaro states that earlier attempts by the United States to isolate Saudi Arabia have failed. Against the backdrop of the energy crisis developing in the world, the weight of Riyadh in world affairs has again increased. Due to anti-Russian sanctions, the West has problems with oil supplies, and only Saudi Arabia can replace such a major supplier as Russia, the newspaper notes. This eventually forced US President Joe Biden to come to the Middle East, who promised not to contact Saudi leaders during the election race, and then came to persuade them to increase oil production, continues Le Figaro.

However, despite all the persuasion of Washington, Riyadh did not follow his lead, although in words it promised to fulfill the request of the Americans.

In addition, the Saudi authorities received the Chinese leader at the highest level, as they usually received American presidents, thereby showing Uncle Sam that they would find a way out if the US tried to isolate them again. It was also a desire to show that Riyadh, and other countries of the Persian Gulf, are ready to pursue an independent foreign policy, emphasizes Le Figaro.

The French newspaper also writes that regional powers in different parts of the world are pursuing the same foreign policy, and a manifestation of its independence was the lack of their support from the West in the Ukrainian conflict. However, Le Figaro notes, this does not mean that they are hostile to Washington, these countries constantly want to pursue their policies and at the same time maintain good relations with the United States.

The only question is whether they will succeed, because the United States has always demanded submission.
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  1. Arkady007
    Arkady007 14 December 2022 09: 02
    +1
    It is high time for the Saudis to think about themselves, not about the Americans. Still refuse to calculate in dollars and everything will be fine. In any case, the US will not be able to control their flow into their treasury.
    1. credo
      credo 14 December 2022 10: 02
      +2
      After 100 years, the Arabs remembered the Soviet phrase - "We are not slaves, we are not slaves." stop

      Let every Arab study how a Soviet startup was created. good
    2. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 14 December 2022 10: 10
      +1
      How to give up the dollar? The money is in American banks!
      1. Mini Mokik
        Mini Mokik 14 December 2022 12: 13
        0
        Since the Arabs do not produce anything high-tech, just spend these dollars on the goods they need. At the same time trading more and more in regional currencies.
        1. Denis812
          Denis812 14 December 2022 16: 24
          0
          yeah. And you imagine what they will be for it?
          Despite the fact that I fully support your idea, for some reason I think that the Arabs will not want this.
        2. dementor873
          dementor873 15 December 2022 18: 25
          0
          I remember there was one cunning comrade here - Gaddafi with his project of a gold dinar.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 14 December 2022 09: 04
    +1
    As the French edition of Le Figaro notes, more and more countries in the world do not want to check their every step with the opinion of Washington and seek to put their interests first.
    And let's celebrate not what seems, but what will HAPPEN!
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 14 December 2022 09: 04
    +7
    was a desire to show that Riyadh, and other countries of the Persian Gulf, are ready to pursue an independent foreign policy, emphasizes Le Figaro.

    Well, you shouldn’t make a fly out of an elephant, they accepted the Chinese leader. So what? China is the largest importer of Saudi oil, how should they accept it, of course at the "top level" ...
    And it is far from "independent politics" there. The entire Saudi army is armed with American weapons...
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 December 2022 09: 05
    0
    It was also a desire to show that Riyadh, and other countries of the Persian Gulf, are ready to pursue an independent foreign policy, emphasizes Le Figaro.
    Fed up with Merikatos democracy)) bully
  5. rusich
    rusich 14 December 2022 09: 13
    0
    The Saudis realized that it was enough to deal with the Americans. The Yankees are only trying to please themselves. And a meeting of Bidon and Xi was organized, so they dipped their heads in the shit of the can
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 December 2022 09: 33
    0
    Saudi authorities received the Chinese leader at the highest level, as they usually received American presidents, thus showing Uncle Sam that they will find a way out if the US tries to isolate them again.
    Like Biden last time? feel
  7. Sniper
    Sniper 14 December 2022 09: 58
    +8
    China and Russia should make every effort to tear the Saudis away from the Western world.
    1. dementor873
      dementor873 15 December 2022 18: 26
      0
      How is Ukraine in 2014? Text, text.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 December 2022 10: 07
    0
    these countries want to pursue their policies and still maintain good relations with the United States.
    With the US striving for complete hegemony, this will be difficult to do. Although such a trump card as oil may make the Americans not so stubbornly climb on the rampage in achieving their goals. And the desire for an independent policy by the Saudis and others can only be welcomed.
  9. jacket
    jacket 14 December 2022 11: 49
    -1
    Can you link to the article itself? I just can't find it
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 14 December 2022 13: 08
    0
    As soon as the Saudis announce the sale of oil for yuan, a new political era will begin.
  11. Alex_5
    Alex_5 15 December 2022 14: 46
    0
    If all countries abandon the dollar, the US economy will immediately collapse and why do countries not demand the US debts that they owe around the world?