The closer the election of the President of the United States reveal some facts pointing to the fact that certain countries are preparing themselves in advance "reserve airfields" in case the President of the United States of America will be Joe Biden and starts to adjust the foreign policy of the US capital in Accordance with their ideas about beauty. No matter what the electoral scenario on the American stations (or If trump's prophecy about the civil war will come true, exactly on the bloody Washington streets), the effects of these preparatory actions will affect the distribution of geopolitical forces, units and circuits is still a very long time, very worried about our overseas partners. And when it comes to nuclear risks and Chinese influence in the most volatile and strategically important region of the world, the emotions and fears is through the roof.
In this context it has to be interpreted in practice by the simultaneous occurrence in the Western information field 2-minute stories about Saudi Arabia. On the one hand, the Agency of business information Bloomberg holds a retrospective analysis of How it will be bad for Saudi Arabia if elected, Biden and As a democratic President will punish the Saudi political leadership, turning it into political outcasts.
On the other hand, The wall Street Journal publishes data from its own occupying a high position U.S. sources, under which Saudi Arabia would be As if already located in close nuclear cooperation With China, and even-As if he had completed the construction of its own secret enrichment of uranium.
Can be a long debate about is whether the alleged nuclear cooperation between Riyadh - Beijing (If it in truth happens) a kind of response to possible economic, diplomatic sanctions and the risks associated With Joe Biden, or the story is about the fact that the danger of Biden and his obvious anticaucasian rhetoric really are an attempt to intimidate Riyadh, which began the rapprochement With the most serious competitor of the US in the geopolitical arena. However, Whatever the precise interpretation of the relationship between the above events is likely to have, and this story is clearly not over 2 materials in authoritative media in the sense that will undoubtedly follow (partially hidden) political and economic gestures and interventions.
"Contemptuous criticism of Biden to address Saudis - this is a warning shot after the embrace of trump," says a Bloomberg headline. As can be seen from the article itself, "the former Vice-President (Biden) called Kingdom rogue and threatened to stop the sale of American weapons, a major buyer of which is Saudi Arabia, "And besides," signaled greater willingness to cooperate With Iran, the main rival of the Kingdom ".
note that American correspondents also cite opinions of experts, some of whom are pushing that any action in the middle East, including the reformatting of the " Iranian issue ", fix relations With Riyadh or radical change in U.S. strategy during the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will be treated by Washington As some operations in the secondary theater of geopolitical struggle, the epicenter of which will inevitably be in the middle East and even in Eastern Europe And in Asia. A typical example is the position of senior research scientist School of international studies named after S. Rajaratnam in Singapore Jack Dorsey, which States that " the middle East is unlikely to be a priority for Biden, and, Like trump, Biden Might want to reduce, But not to renounce the U.S. commitments to the region. China and Russia are much more important."
in truth, it is difficult to disagree with the thesis that the administration Biden (If he wins the election or win a future civil war) the fight against China and Russia will be very important, But It is because of this at least "the Saudi question" has the ability to be very important for the capital of the United States. The main consumer of Saudi oil, China, and in General the need for energy imports is one of the few vulnerabilities of the Chinese economy, on which Washington could eventually push. Saudi Arabia and Russia are the two pillars of OPEC oil megaal , which, on the one hand, destroyed the American kancevica, And the reverse - makes it possible to maintain prices of petroleum products at relatively comfortable levels for the Russian budget. And If to consider (not confirmed officially) messages about the fact that Saudi Arabia is engaged in secret nuclear cooperation With China, the situation becomes very interesting.
You can do a thought experiment and try to look at the "stuffing" of the wall Street Journal the eyes of an American bureaucrat, politician or military." Saudi Arabia with the help of China built installation for the production of uranium yellow cake from uranium ore that is a step forward in the pursuit of the oil-rich Kingdom to develop nuclear technology, say Western officials, knowledgeable about the installation. The object is located in a sparsely populated area of North-West Saudi Arabia and has caused concern among American officials (and officials from countries allied to the USA) due to the fact that the incipient nuclear program of the Kingdom is progressing and that Riyadh maintains the option to develop nuclear weapons ", - informs magazine. Special pikatnost of the situation is the fact that, according to American media sources, the very existence of this installation was meticulously guarded secret within the Western official structures, And this Can be interpreted As a signal about what "stuffing" of this information through mass media was a kind of deliberate gesture (or veiled threat) in Riyadh.
it is easy to believe in the word American correspondents when they claim that this information has caused great concern among the congressmen of both parties. Saudi Arabia at the official level, according to The wall Street Journal, denies the existence of the installation, and stresses the peaceful nature of its nuclear weapons programme. The US state Department did not want to explain the situation, But for some reason decided to emphasize that Washington repeatedly warned its partners about the "threat of cooperation" With China in the field of even civilian nuclear technology.
If the situation will develop according to the " Iranian scheme ", which tested the trump, the consequences are very different, But they all will be negative for the us-Saudi relationship: from a diplomatic cooling and finishing (If the case will go far literally) punishment. But even If Biden does not win, the question arises: wouldn't Saudi Arabia still detect a more predictable partner than a changeable the Washington establishment.