As well as a response to the immediate crisis, we need to start planning ahead properly and routinely.
Posts Tagged: Saudi Arabia
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
The Opposition leader had pressed the Prime Minister over the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
In a low blow, the Scottish Nationalists pretend to back Hunt.
It’s right to protest against the UK rolling out the red carpet for Saudi Arabia. But don’t then invite Houthis to Parliament.
One Labour MP appears to be performing a dedicated Jeremy Corbyn tribute act by mimicking his foreign policy double standards.
Benedict Rogers: Hunt has made a strong start in placing values at the heart of British foreign policy
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
“To carry on overlooking grotesque abuses for the sake of a small number of people dependent on their largesse reflects incredibly badly on us.”
The Khashoggi case shows that the UK’s alliance with Saudi Arabia serves neither our interests nor our values
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
Andrew Mitchell: If Trump’s America can hold the Saudis to account for their actions in Yemen, then so can we
At present, with the public support of their UK allies, there are few consequences for the Saudi-Emirati-led Coalition when they bomb children.
Allowing Hodeidah, the country’s main port, to remain under the control of Houthi rebels is simply making the situation worse.
Daniel Hannan: Even the blockade of Qatar hasn’t produced the calamity that hysterical Remainers now predict from Brexit
Their hysterical tone serves only to make EU negotiators dig in deeper – thus, paradoxically, making a breakdown in talks more likely.
Ed Husain has written an excellent account of the Islamic world, and of the inability of doctrinaire secularists to comprehend it.
The hard truth is that for the country’s politicians what European governments think is of secondary importance. What counts is Congress and Trump.
“The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one, and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country.”