After Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to stop fighting after years of fighting, a former Director of National Intelligence is warning about the “troubling” situation in the Middle East.
Ultimately, this strengthens both China and Iran. The situation in the Middle East is getting worse, which is bad for both the United States and Israel. On “Cavuto Live,” former DNI John Ratcliffe said that this was “a bad turn of events.” Saturday.
Iran and Saudi Arabia decided Friday to end their years of hostility and start talking to each other again after their top security officials met in secret in Beijing.
After four days of talks, the two countries said in a joint statement that they would resume diplomatic ties between them and reopen their embassies and missions within two months.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have decided to use a security cooperation pact they signed in 2001. This is in addition to the agreements they already have in place for trade, the economy, and investments. In 2021 and 2022, talks that began in Iraq and Oman came to an end in Beijing.
Ratcliffe emphasized how the United States has changed its attitude towards China and the Middle East since Biden took office.
Remember that only two years ago we had the Abraham Accords, peace in the Middle East, and an Iran that was weaker, poorer, and less important than it had ever been. The Abraham Accords, meant to enhance ties between the Saudis and Israel, were also expected to be signed by the Saudis soon. As he said it.
Consider that “only two short years later, consider it, because Joe Biden drove the Saudis away and labeled them a pariah state, they have now normalized relations with Iran, a country they loathe and have been battling against for centuries, in a deal that was brokered by our number one enemy, which everyone agrees is China.”
On the same day that China’s President Xi Jinping won a third five-year term, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran started to worry people.
The National People’s Congress re-elected Xi, 69, by a vote of 2,952 to 0. This means that he will rule China for the rest of his life.
Since he took power in 2012, Xi has been able to shut down any possible rivals and fill the top positions of the ruling Communist Party with his own supporters, making his victory inevitable.
It’s funny that Xi’s reelection and the easing of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran happen at the same time that politicians and academics are warning more and more about China’s growing threat.
Behnam Ben Taleblu is an expert on Iran and a senior scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He recently spoke with Fox News Digital, where he emphasized the importance of China’s role in brokering the deal and predicted that it will lead to “deeper political entanglements” in the area.
Rebekah Koffler, the president of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting and a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, was quoted by Fox News Digital as saying that the acquisition was “another sign of tectonic geopolitical shifts happening around the world.”
Ratcliffe also said that President Biden’s approach to foreign policy and China is bad for the security of the United States.
“Even after two years in office, (Biden) still doesn’t want to fight with China about anything. The Biden administration wants China to be a friendly competitor, but that’s not the case, whether a million Americans die from a virus or hundreds of thousands die from Chinese fentanyl, or spy planes fly over our country.” Ratcliffe has this to say. The information backs up our worst fears about China.