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China’s success in reconciling Saudi Arabia and Iran huge blow to US hegemony

Reconciliation opens the path for Saudi Arabia and Iran to join BRICS.

Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher

After agreeing with Saudi Arabia in December to buy its oil for Chinese yuan instead of just US dollars, while at the same time Russia is successfully cooperating with Saudi Arabia and Iran in the oil sector, Beijing is helping a historic reconciliation between the two major Muslim countries.Chinese efforts are all the more impressive when consideringthe persistent efforts of the US to cause conflict between thetwo countries instead of reconciliation.

It is hoped that reconciliation will lead to a huge blow to the hegemony of the US dollar. In Beijing on March 17, followingnegotiations in Iraq and Oman during the previous two years, China, Iran, and Saudi Arabia announced an agreement which includes the restoration of diplomatic relations, a confirmation of respect for the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs, and agreements on security, economy, trade, investment, science and culture.

In short, with the mediation of China, the two regional powers, often framed as having a Sunni-Shi’a rivalry, made it official that they are embarking on a new path of improving relations instead of further spoiling them for the sake of serving Western interests that are contrary to the interests of the Islamic World. 

Therefore, it is quite clear who the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs had in mind when it announced that overcoming differences between Iran and Saudi Arabia will have a “beneficial effect on freeing the countries of the region from external interference” – evidently this is in reference to the US. As Beijing highlighted, these two countries have now “taken their own destiny into their own hands,” adding that their agreement “corresponds to epochal development trends.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was recently in Moscow and confirmed that Russia-China relations are reaching new frontiers in building a multipolar world,emphasised that the agreement between Riyadh and Tehran represents “a victory for dialogue and peace.”

In a China Global Television Network (CGTN) article published on March 13 and titled: “Why Iran and Saudi Arabia trust China?”, the author highlights that “dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh has unfolded as negotiations took place in Iraq, where the two countries reached an important consensus. Meanwhile, the main regional

allies of Iran and Saudi Arabia, such as the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, have restored diplomatic relations in 2022. Hence, the resumption of diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia also is only a matter of time.”

The author’s belief in the resumption of diplomatic relations proved to be true only days after the article’s publication. The resumption signifies that a new era has dawned in the Middle East, and even more broadly when we consider the effects this could have on the hegemony of the US dollar. 

The US has been the dominant force in the Middle East since the end of British and French colonialism in the 1940’s. The region has been in a constant state of war since then, with the US now maintaining 30 military bases in the Middle East – five of them in Saudi Arabia.

For the US that relies on its global network of military bases to maintain hegemony, Beijing is showing non-Western countries how a multipolar world can function with great power diplomacy based on agreements and reconciliation, and not rooted in the idea that “might is right,” like Washington adopts.

It is noted that the day before the reconciliation in Beijing, the head of Saudi diplomacy, Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud, visited Moscow unannounced. And a week earlier, on March 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi, who visited Beijing in mid-February. After that, Wang Yi was in Moscow. This suggests that although China was the main broker of peace between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Russia certainly played a role in reconciliation efforts. 

Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are three leading oil and gas producers and are accelerating their search for payment mechanisms to bypass the US dollar. China, for their part, is already discussing such arrangements with Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

The decline of the US dollar as a world currency will weakenthe American economy and military power. This in turn willcripple the US’ ability to wage perpetual wars abroad and impose its global hegemony.

Just as importantly, reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran can be seen as a precursor to eventually joining BRICS in the near future. It is recalled that BRICS plans to decide this year whether to admit new members and under what conditions. 

Although BRICS collectively accounts for 42% of the world’s population and 24% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), they collectively hold less than 15% of voting rights in both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which are Western dominated. By admitting Saudi Arabia and Iran, BRICS’s global status will be elevated even higher as a symbol of not only peace and reconciliation, but also a path to prosperity independent of Western domination. 

Western Ukraine to be Annexed by Poland, Putin Proposes to Dissolve Treaties Between Russia and E.U. PLUS Saudi Arabia to Dump Petrodollar?

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Here is summary of some of what I consider to be today’s top geopolitical stories. We shall begin at Davos where the Saudi Arabian finance minister is saying they will accept other currencies besides the dollar for oil and gas! Is this the final nail in the coffin of the petrodollar?

Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said on Tuesday that the kingdom is open to trading in currencies aside from the US dollar in order to “improve trade.” 

“There are no issues with discussing how we settle our trade arrangements, whether it is in the US dollar, whether it is the euro, whether it is the Saudi riyal,” Jadaan told Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 

Why it matters: Jadaan’s comments are the latest indication some Middle Eastern states are moving away from the US dollar — albeit slightly. Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Saudi Arabia was considering pricing oil sales to China in the yuan. Source

Next we move onto Russia and President Putin’s proposal to the State Duma (congress) to dissolve all treaties Russia has with the EU! This is a huge move and signals the END of any diplomacy between Russia and the EU.

Russian President Vladimir Putin this morning transmitted to the State Duma (Congress) a Bill to Terminate all Treaties between the Russian Federation and the Council of Europe.

The document was published on the Duma’s electronic database on Tuesday.

“Due to the termination of the Russian Federation’s membership in the Council of Europe, starting on March 16, 2022, [it is proposed] to consider as invalid with regards to the Russian Federation the following international agreements: the May 5, 1949 Statute of the Council of Europe, <…> the November 4, 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, <…> the January 27, 1977 European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism,” the document said.

In total, it is proposed to denounce 21 documents. Source

Up next is a story that’s been circulating as a RUMOR for almost a year, since the Russian SMO began last February. It appears that Poland is about to expand it’s territory at the expense of it’s neighbor. Like I said this has been a story that’s been circulating since the war in Ukraine began and the Western media has dismissed it (until now) as Russian propaganda.

Last May…

From November 2022

The director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Mr. Sergey Naryshkin, told Russian journalists that individual countries are considering various options to help Ukraine in its war against Russia. Naryshkin said options for annexing parts of Ukraine were being considered. Poland is one of the stalwarts, according to Naryshkin, who can annex western parts of Ukraine.

According to Naryshkin, Poland can annex parts of the Lviv, Ternopil, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Poland’s goal, Naryshkin said, is to compensate for aid that Western partners have so far refused Ukraine. In this way, Ukraine [the western parts] will receive not only NATO protection, but also economic stability. Source

So as you can see it wasn’t a big shock to me when Hal Turner put out this story earlier today.

In an utterly stunning development, most of Western Ukraine is now being shown on Poland Television as having been ANNEXED to Poland!

The people of Poland are being shown their country is now expanded to include western Ukraine.

Here. Look:

Like I’ve been saying, I don’t know why this was such a shock for Hal but I’ve been watching this unfold for almost a year. Maybe it helps justify NATO expanding the war as Russia continues it’s attacks into Western Ukraine or it’s just part of the unfolding NWO plan. The Nazis wanted Ukraine for its farmland and it appears that they still do. Remember the Nazis didn’t lose WW2, the Germans did. The Nazis just went underground for a time while they infiltrated everything.

Last but not least is Russia making the announcement of up to a 1.5 million man mobilization of their military to help in their war against NATO and it’s proxy Ukraine.

In late December the Russian defense ministry in a televised briefing which had President Putin in attendance unveiled it plans to significantly boost its armed forces strength.

Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu presented a plan to take the roughly one million strong armed forces to a level of 1.5 million personnel in the near-term, or at least the coming years. He indicated he expects that this bolstering in forces would include some 695,000 volunteer contract soldiers.

On Tuesday, the Kremlin gave confirmation to the plan unveiled in that December 21 meeting, and explained the rationale for the ramping up in personnel numbers, describing that the “proxy war” nature of the Ukraine conflict has made the move necessary.

“The proxy war includes elements of indirect participation in military action, elements of economic war, financial war, lawfare,” Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Source

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The RUMORS of War Are What is Getting To You…

One thing I prayed about was “what is real? How do I know which story is real and to report on?” The Holy Spirit replied with “John it’s the RUMORS of war that are setting people’s minds on fire with anxiety, worry and fear. Don’t let the devil do that to you or my people.” Don’t focus so much on what exactly will trigger this new war but rather the fact that we just need to be ready. Prayed up and prepped up.

I included the reports that I did just in case one or more of them are either proven true or exposed as propaganda. Time will tell.