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King Salman orders “major government reshuffle” — promotes more MBS cronies!

Press TVinterview withKevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Saudi Arabia’s royal family has decided to reshuffle the cabinet in order to bring in officials more loyalist to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, says a commentator. King Salman on Thursday demoted Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in a major reshuffle, which included changes to key national security posts amid fallout from the murder of a dissident journalist. Bin Salman has been widely accused of the October 2 killing of Jamal Khashoggi after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. In an interview with Press TV on Friday, Kevin Barrett, author and political commentator, said…

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Saudis whine about US Senate “interference in our internal affairs” — hypocrisy or insanity?

–Press TV  interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected as “interference” a US Senate resolution to end US military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen, and another holding its crown prince responsible for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi. “The kingdom condemns the latest position of the US Senate that was built on untrue allegations and affirms a total rejection of any interference in its internal affairs,” the foreign ministry said in a statement posted on the official Saudi Press Agency. “It’s actually rather amusing that they’re calling this ‘interference in their internal affairs.’…

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U.S. senators defy Trump’s call to back Saudi war on Yemen

The US Senate has voted in favor of advancing a resolution to end Washington’s support for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen. Republican senators have joined Democrats to give the measure the 60 votes required to advance the motion. The move will now pave the way for a debate and a vote in the chamber. President Donald Trump’s administration had urged lawmakers to back continued military support for Riyadh. The senate vote will be seen as a blow to the U-S President. The Saudi war has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, pushing millions of people to the brink of famine.

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Turkey seeks arrest of 2 allies of Bin Salman

Press TV interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor The US defense secretary says he needs more evidence on who was behind the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. James Mattis said he is quite satisfied that he will find more evidence concerning the incident. He added that he will follow the issue as far as he can. Meanwhile, Turkey has called for Saudi Arabia’s transparency in the investigation into the killing of the Washington Post journalist.

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Saudi royals preparing to dump Bin Salman?

Press TV interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Saudi Arabia’s royal family members reportedly want to prevent Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from becoming the king. That’s in the wake of revelations suggesting that bin Salman had actually ordered the assassination of dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Sources close to the Saudi royal court said dozens of princes want to see a change in the line of succession. They claimed that the princes will not act until King Salman is alive because he is unwilling to turn against his son. The sources also revealed that King’s younger brother, Prince Ahmed…

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Saudi’s assassination plots—maniac Bin Salman dooms Saudi royals

Press TV interview with Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, says Tehran had credible information about Saudi Arabia’s plots to assassinate senior Iranian officials including Major-General Qassem Soleymani. Zarif was commenting on a New York Times report that Riyadh had contracted private companies to carry out the operations. He cited recent terrorist attacks in Iran as the result of a Saudi threat last year when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged to take war onto Iranian soil. The top Iranian diplomat added that the entire world has opened its eyes to Riyadh’s activities such as…

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Saudis recognize women’s right to be beheaded

Riyadh, “Saudi” Arabia Dissociated Press In a major breakthrough for women’s rights in the desert kingdom, Clown Prince Bin Salman (BS) has issued an edict proclaiming that henceforth women will have full and equal rights to be beheaded. “There is no place in a modern, air-conditioned country like ours for archaic relics of the medieval past,” BS announced at a press conference beside the gallows in Chop-Chop Square in downtown Riyadh. “For too long we have discriminated against peaceful female dissidents. Are not their heads worth every bit as much as those of their male counterparts? Beginning today, a woman…

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“Debate” on Saudi war crimes in Yemen

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV interviews Kevin Barrett, author and Middle East expert from Madison and Naseer al-Omari, writer and political commentator from New York on Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The discussion centered round UN investigators’ report that says Saudi Arabia and allies may have committed war crimes in Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia enjoys US, Israel backing on Yemen atrocities: Expert

Press TV The United Nations is incapable of pressuring Saudi Arabia to end its military aggression on Yemen as the kingdom has the the support from the United States and Israel, says an analyst. “The UN is more or less being dragged into this, telling a little bit of truth about the horrific massacres that have been going on in Yemen,” Kevin Barrett, American scholar and author, told Press TV in an interview on Thursday. “This country has essentially been decimated by Saudi bombing of civilian infrastructure designed to punish the population for essentially wanting to stay independent.” “This war…

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Saudi-led coalition denounces UN report regarding strikes on Yemen

Press TV The Saudi-led coalition condemns a UN report that says airstrikes by Riyadh and its allies in Yemen may amount to war crimes. The coalition said the UN report has misconstrued the facts of the conflict. It also denied the UN accusations the coalition is refusing to cooperate or provide information to the U-N experts. On Tuesday, the U-N experts’ report said the Saudi-led bombardment has caused the most direct civilian casualties. The latest air raids in Yemen have killed a large number of civilians most of them children.

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