US anger over Saudi Arabia, OPEC will impact Israel, Middle East policy - analysis

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US anger over Saudi Arabia, OPEC will impact Israel, Middle East policy - analysis
OPEC, US and Saudi controversy will impact the Middle East, as it could encourage closer Israel partnerships with the Gulf and show that Israel is a reliable partner of the US at the same time.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: OCTOBER 6, 2022

In the wake of the OPEC decision to cut oil production, there has been an outpouring of anger at Saudi Arabia in the US and the West, as politicians and commentators express concern over oil price increases and their implications for US midterms as well as Russia-Saudi ties. The larger picture in the Middle East and Washington is a sense that Russia has made “inroads” with Saudi Arabia, according to an article at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

“The US position that Russia’s war against Ukraine is actually a war of autocracy against democracy has highlighted the overlapping interests of Russia and GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] states,” the article said. “For their part, the GCC states have displayed little desire to comply with demands from US officials that they do not flirt with Russia or China.”

more............. https://www.jpost.com/international/article-719013
 
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