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Middle East role wins Saudi monarchy Israeli support despite Khashoggi murder

The world gets agape over the logic behind defending brutal Saudi monarchy on journalist Jamal Khashoggi targeted extrajudicial killing in Istanbul Consulate because after Trump administration of US, now Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes out in support of the Saudi regime, which has been under fire globally over the assassination of dissident journalist Khashoggi because of role the Wahhabi monarchy is playing in Middle East (to benefit Israel and US).

Speaking to foreign journalists, Netanyahu said Khashoggi’s early October assassination in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was “balanced by the importance of Saudi Arabia and the role it plays in the Middle East.”
“What happened in Istanbul is nothing short of horrific. But it’s balanced by the importance of Saudi Arabia and the role it plays in the Middle East,” Netanyahu said. “Because if Saudi Arabia would be destabilized, the world, not the Middle East, will be destabilized.”
Khashoggi’s murder is blamed on the highest ranks of officials in Saudi Arabia. According to a CIA assessment, the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination.
Netanyahu’s comments are similar to those of US President Donald Trump, who has said he will stand by bin Salman despite the CIA’s findings and pleas from Senate for him to condemn Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler.
Earlier this month, the US president said Washington intended to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure interests of the United States, Israel and regional partners, implying that the occupying regime in Tel Aviv depends on Riyadh’s support for survival.
He stressed that the stability of Saudi Arabia benefits Tel Aviv, saying “Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia.” “So what does that mean, Israel is going to leave? You want Israel to leave? We have a very strong ally in Saudi Arabia,” Trump said. He also said the CIA findings on the Saudi crown prince were not conclusive. The US administration, which sees the kingdom as an important ally, has indicated that it will defy calls for sanctions against the crown prince.
The Israeli premier had asked top US officials recently not to abandon their support for bin Salman over the killing of Khashoggi, according to multiple reports. According to The Washington Post, Netanyahu has specifically told the White House that the crown prince is a key strategic partner and a linchpin of the US-Israeli front against Iran’s regional influence. Saudi Arabia does not officially recognize Israel and has no formal ties with the regime. However, the two sides have been widely reported to have cooperated secretly for years.


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