Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Yes its true - Israel and Saudi Arabia Reveal Unofficial Diplomatic Ties

Finally some good advances that could save the world from a complete disaster created by 
People who have no ideas about ME safety and who endanger all our lives.
So here we go with the most positive diplomacy lesson given for many years by Israel and 
Saudi Arabia. 

SDR think this is a step towards a safer Gulf and Middle East in general.

In this  historical moment both, Israel and Saudi Arabia have publicly admitted to 
clandestine diplomatic ties. 

The announcement, which was delivered at a conference of the Council on Foreign Relations, 
was made in the context of the increasing fear of both countries that the Iranian nuclear 
agreement will only strengthen Iran’s disruptive role in the Middle East.

Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold, who is soon to become head of the foreign ministry, and 
Saudi Maj. Gen. (ret.) Anwar Eshki told the think tank that the conference was actually 
their fifth meeting since early 2014. The previous meetings took place in Italy, India and 
the Czech Republic.

“Our standing today on this stage does not mean we have resolved all the differences 
that our countries have shared over the years,” said Gold, “But our hope is we will be able
 to address them fully in the years ahead.”

Both diplomats provided an example of these differences. 
The Saudi general blamed Israel for not accepting the Arab Peace Initiative, though 
Prime Minister Netanyahu said it should be reconsidered if certain elements are removed. 
The Israeli ambassador, for his part, had written a book blaming Saudi Arabia for 
funding Palestinian terrorism during the second intifada. 
He however indicated that Iran has since replaced Saudi Arabia in this role.

Saudi Arabia has never formally recognized Israel. 
The two countries, which are practically neighbors, have never had diplomatic relations. 
However, both are threatened by the ascendant role of Iran in the Middle East, including 
its funding of proxies in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. 
Saudi Arabia also accuses Iran rightfully of supporting Shiite insurrection in the east of 
the country and in Bahrain. At the end. Gold and Eshki did not take questions after their talks.....

US EU and UN and so many politicians have failed in all diplomatic relations regarding 
the most vital relations being able to influence the ME and the Gulf safety !
Lets hope the US and EU politicians learn to listen to diplomats before preach knowing 
and wast any further of the tax payers money.