(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Saudi-US Tensions

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Saudi-US Tensions

Topic: Saudi-US Tensions

Guest:

  • Prof. Swaran Singh, (Centre for International Politics, JNU)
  • Ashok Sajjanhar, (Former Diplomat)
  • K. V. Prasad, (Associate Editor, The Tribune)
  • Prof. Harsh V. Pant, (Head, Strategic Studies, Observer Research Foundation)

Topic Description:

Saudi Arabia on 14 October warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more U.S. executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh’s policies, disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey believes he was murdered and his body removed. Saudi Arabia has denied that. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened “severe punishment” if it turns out Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, though he said Washington would be “punishing” itself if it halted military sales to Riyadh. Europe’s largest economies- Britain, France and Germany- said they were treating the case with “the utmost seriousness”. Meanwhile, according to an opinion piece written by the general manager of Saudi Arabia-based Al Arabiya television, oil prices could surge to all-time highs if the U.S. imposes economic sanctions against Saudi Arabia.

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