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World Cup: The rise of the Gulf States

2022-11-25T15:02:01.696Z


SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - The World Cup in Qatar symbolizes the increased geopolitical importance of this oil-rich region. Germany, which needs oil and gas, is trying to get closer to it. The Gulf States, meanwhile, are increasingly becoming independent of the West and seeking...


By Daniel-Dylan Böhmer (Die Welt)

Joe Biden gets out of his limo, buttons the top of his jacket and raises his right fist forward.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman walks over to him smiling and also holds out his fist.

Americans call this salute the "

 fist bump 

".

A gesture that became popular during the coronavirus pandemic, but which is also very friendly.

"

 That fist bump was more outrageous than a handshake 

," said

 Washington Post 

editor Fred Ryan.

 It gives Mohammed Bin Salman the absolution he so desperately awaited. 

»

After the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Joe Biden, as a presidential candidate, had vowed to make the de facto Saudi leader an "

 outcast 

".

Now, today, the American needs the Saudi — to obtain a drop in the world price of oil which would help the West in the Ukrainian crisis.

The scene in July clearly symbolizes the reversal of relations between…

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Source: lefigaro

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