Obama and his partners ignored the loudly-voiced concerns of our key Gulf strategic partners and Israel that the deal ignored potential Iranian interference in the region.
Posts Tagged: Yemen
Tom Tugendhat: We must try to steer Saudi Arabia, during the Crown Prince’s visit here, away from its failing strategy in Yemen
The country’s partial lifting of the blockade and its humanitarian efforts are welcome, but there is more that the Prince could do.
The Crown Prince will need all of his skills to balance the demands of tribal court politics while driving social and economic modernisation.
As a permanent member of the Security Council and close ally to all members of the Coalition, it is in a perfect position to do so.
Then as now, the United Kingdom is undermining its reputation and interests abroad by supporting an ally engaged in war crimes.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
I can’t find a single example of this policy successfully moderating such an organisation, but plenty of it distorting Western policy.
It must be a target for expanded sanctions.
Mark Menzies: Banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia would harm Britain and the Middle East – including Yemen
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not some sort of rogue state but a key ally of the UK. And if we don’t sell to them, our competitors will.
Nadhim Zahawi: I found myself banned from Trump’s America. But I want his state visit to go ahead – and to tell him why he’s mistaken.
I fear that the President has poured fuel on the fire of extremism; and created enemies, rather than winning friends.
Graeme Archer: Murdered gays. Banned Jews. But stick to those anti-Trump protests, comrade – and avert your eyes.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
Only by accepting that we all hold moral positions can we hope to generate a more conciliatory and less hostile political environment.
We have the worst of both worlds: our level of involvement is sufficient to prompt allegations of complicity, but insufficient to have a real impact on targeting decisions.
Quality stonewalling from the Defence Secretary on Marr as he treads a middle way between the Foreign Secretary’s view and Downing Street’s reproof.
America, Egypt, Pakistan: former allies are finding reasons to distance themselves.