December 11, 2013

Time for Britain to Step Back into the Mideast

Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

The alarming breakdown in trust between Washington and Arab leaders has certainly not escaped attention in Moscow, with Russia intensifying its efforts to move into countries that for decades have been stalwart American allies. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudis’ formidable intelligence chief, has recently made several visits to Moscow, and last week held talks with Mr Putin on resolving the Syrian crisis and the Iranian issue. Last month, meanwhile, Russia sent a high-level delegation to Cairo, where the recently installed military authorities are in no mood to take any more lectures from Mr Obama on how to run their country.

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