Jason Greenblatt: Biden Must Support Our Allies in the Gulf
This video is an excerpt from the “With Morocco from Washington” program on MIDI1TV presented by the US Ambassador and former State Department spokesperson Adam Ereli.
Our Guest Today is Mr. Jason Greenblatt
The U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations from 2017-2019. In that role, he, along with Jared Kushner, was responsible for the Trump Administration’s Middle East Peace Plan. Before joining the Trump Administration, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Trump Organization for over 20 years. In 2019, he established Abraham Ventures for the purpose of strengthening ties between Israel, the United States and the Middle East.
- Except for a very few countries like Morocco, U.S. relations with the Middle East are not very good.
- The region’s most powerful states are strongly opposed to the nuclear deal with Iran, which they believe will do little to prevent it from developing a nuclear weapon and will provide the Islamic Republic with money that it will use to terrorize its neighbors.
- Saudi Arabia is working with China to develop its arms industry. The United Arab Emirates has partnered with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to build its national 5G network.
- Both countries have refused U.S. requests to condemn and isolate Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
- According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Crown Princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE – Mohamed bin Salman and Mohamed bin Zayid, refused to take calls from President Biden.
- And last week, UAE Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayid became the first Arab leader to receive Syrian President Bashar al Assad, which was widely viewed in Washington as a slap in the face of the Biden administration.
- In today’s show, we’ll try to answer the question: How did things get so bad?
- What has the Biden Administration done that it shouldn’t have?
- What did it not do that it should have?
And what does it need to do to get out of this mess?