John Kerry: “We will be there for Saudi Arabia, for the Emirates, for Qataris, for the Jordanians….”

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“We will be there for Saudi Arabia, for the Emirates, for Qataris, for the Jordanians, for the Egyptians and others. We will not allow those countries to be attacked from outside. We will stand with them…”—John Kerry, US Secretary of State

Kerry meets Saudi leaders to ease tensions

Secretary of State lands in Riyadh, his second stop on a Middle East tour that has become an exercise in damage control. (al Jizz)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia hoping to repair ties with America’s longstanding ally, which have frayed over the Syrian conflict and US outreach to Iran.

Kerry was greeted on Sunday night in Riyadh by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

The top US diplomat is already on his second stop of an 11-day trip which has become an exercise in damage control, as regional turbulence stirs tensions with longtime US partners.

We will be there for Saudi Arabia, for the Emirates, for Qataris, for the Jordanians, for the Egyptians and others. We will not allow those countries to be attacked from outside. We will stand with them

John Kerry, US Secretary of State

Saudi Arabia, locked in a decades-long rivalry with Iran, is concerned that proposed Syrian peace talks could leave a Tehran-backed government in Damascus and that a breakthrough in nuclear negotiations could see US-Iranian relations restored.

Earlier on Sunday, in Cairo, Kerry acknowledged that while there might be differences over “tactics” in ending the Syrian conflict, the end goal for the United States and its allies was the same – a transition of power.

Riyadh, one of the main backers of the Syrian opposition, was reportedly angered when US President Barack Obama last month put on hold threatened military strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

“There are some countries […] that wanted the United States to do one thing in respect to Syria and we have done something else,” Kerry acknowledged during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy.

But he insisted: “Those differences on individual tactics on policy do not mean a difference on [the] fundamental goal of the policy.”

Kerry also said the United States would stick with its friends as they navigate the turmoil unleashed by the Arab Spring, which saw former US allies toppled in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen and the rise of powerful new extremist groups in Libya and Syria.

“We will be there for Saudi Arabia, for the Emirates, for Qataris, for the Jordanians, for the Egyptians and others. We will not allow those countries to be attacked from outside. We will stand with them,” he told reporters.

On Monday, Kerry is due to have his first meeting since becoming secretary of state with Saudi King Abdullah.

3 thoughts on “John Kerry: “We will be there for Saudi Arabia, for the Emirates, for Qataris, for the Jordanians….””

  1. A few very important news items:

    The Obama Administration continues to throw its allies under every bus that passes by.
    Foreign Secretary Kerry continues to scatter around to try to extinguish the rising flames ignited by his boss.

    Today Kerry is in Cairo where the Regime is furious over Obama’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood leaning and its decision to cut funds to Egypt.

    The decision to cut support to Egypt stands contrary to the US undertaking as sponsor of the Egypt – Israel peace treaty. Without the financial support from America, Egypt seeks support from other sources, such as Russia and Saudi Arabia, which are not signatories to the Treaty and its safeguarding.

    Tomorrow, Secretary Kerry is expected in Jerusalem to discuss the limping “Negotiations” with the “Palestinians.” He will continue to pressure Israel for more and more concessions while completely ignoring the only core reason of the conflict. RECOGNITION. See PM Netanyahu’s declaration this morning, below.

    The Obama’s overtures to the Iranian Mullahs continue to cause deep concern to anybody with a few grains of gray matter between the ears. The only question is what is behind Obama’s appeasement: Naivety or a sinister plan? I would bet on the latter.

    All my above claims are fully documented below as always.

    Your Truth Provider,
    Yuval.

    http://www.truthprovider.com

    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israeli-officials-say-Egypt-peace-treaty-is-paramount-amid-US-decision-to-cut-Cairo-aid-328501

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