Saudi Foreign Minister stood in front of the Iraqi authorities and congratulated the Iraqi military on its victory over terrorist groups. Whereas according to the US and European documents, Saudi Arabia itself was sponsoring and arming the terrorists. About 65% of Saudi terrorists have traveled to Iraq to kill its people!
Jubeir said in his false statements, Riyadh keeps its distance and its relation to all groups and political parties in Iraq as the same. While in the back, he insulted Hashd al-Shaabi and said: “Hashd al-Shaabi is a sectarian group backed by Iran!” While everyone knows Popular Mobilization Forces has been the backbone and the main foundation of the victory of Iraq against terrorists particularly the Islamic State.
Some believe that Jubeir has an objective from his unexpected visit which is the first visit after Riyadh-Baghdad ties got darken for the remarks of Thamer Al-Sabhan, the expelled Saudi ambassador to Iraq. Perhaps we could find out the reason behind the statement of “Ibrahim al-Jaafari,” Iraqi Foreign Minister, when he said: “Baghdad is a good middleman for resuming relations between Tehran–Riyadh.” Definitely, in the first place it works for Saudi Arabia that stuck in Yemen swamp. Undoubtedly, it can be concluded Jubeir’s objectives from his trip are raised by Jaafari, this means Riyadh has requested from Baghdad to mediate between Iran and his country.
Others believe that Jubeir made the visit because Riyadh is concern of improving relations between Baghdad and Cairo. “One million liters of oil will be exported from Iraq to Egypt soon,” reported Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram in its issue on February 23, 2017 citing Mohammed Hadi, Iraqi ambassador to Cairo. Whereas Egypt has provided its oil from Saudi Arabia. This situation was made Egypt to be controlled by Saudi Arabia.
The truth of the analysis is that Egyptian Supreme Court canceled a ruling to transfer islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. This sparked anger of Riyadh, therefore, Al-Saud regime decided with tact of Muhammad bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince, to punish Cairo. He ordered to cut off Saudi oil aid to Egypt which was given to them by the Saudi Oil Company Aramco. Now Baghdad-Cairo agreement thwarts Mohammed bin Salman’s plan. As the result, Jubeir traveled to Baghdad to save their plan and convince Iraqi officials not sending oil to Egypt.
Riyadh-Cairo ties is strained even more, because Cairo confirmed Russia’s decision on defending Syria in the UN Security Council. Riyadh called the decision a support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. While Amr Abdul Latif, the Egyptian ambassador to the United Nations, stated his country took this stance because it has been tired that the fate of Arab nations has fallen in the hands of some countries. He meant Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Emirates. Immediately after his remarks, Saudi media criticized Egyptian ambassador and threatened that Riyadh will cut off its aid to Cairo.
After that, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on the sidelines of a seminar: “Egypt’s stance is independent on the Syrian issue. We will not come short in the face of any threats. We just surrender to God.”
Later, al-Sisi said in an interview with Portuguese television channel on 20 October: “it’s been over five years that Syrians suffer from terrorism and foreign intervention. We respect the will of the Syrian people to determine their own destiny. We believe delivering weapons to terrorists should be stopped.”
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