Vladimir Shapovalov, Deputy Director at the Institute of History and Politics of the Moscow State Humanitarian University told Pravda.Ru what it would mean for the whole world.
"First of all, the Saudi Arabia will put up for sale means it affiliated in the US, that can lead to huge financial losses of the US and generate an economic, financial crisis. The US will be the epicentre."
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One cannot also exclude an option of a peculiar cold war. As for enforcement actions, the Saudi Arabia may direct them against the US oil business, i.e. bear campaign and total ruin of the US oil business.
The US is very dependent on the Saudis, the Middle Eastern policy, it refers to the situation in Syria, Iraq, Libya. And some hostile actions are also possible here. In other words, aggravation of relations with the Saudi Arabia is extremely dangerous for the US.
The US, in its turn, may undertake some measures of economic influence against the Saudi Arabia, connected with the most painful element for the Saudis, the oil export.
Closed talks on the destiny of the legislation are being held before Obama's visit to the Saudi Arabia. The political agenda will probably also include discussion of the relations within the triangle Washington-Tehran-Riyadh.
I believe it's important for Obama today to try to soften consequences of the US-Iranian rapprochement for the Saudi Arabia. Having normalized relations with Iran, the US gains a trump, possibility to create competition between Iran and the Saudi Arabia for the US sympathy," Vladimir Shapovalov told Pravda.Ru.
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