‘The View’ host suggests Saudis would run to Iran if they felt abandoned by the US

‘The View’ host suggests Saudis would run to Iran if they felt abandoned by the US

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ABC’s “The View” co-host Sara Haines suggested Friday that Saudi Arabia would run to Iran if it felt abandoned by the United States, despite the two Middle Eastern countries being longtime enemies and religious rivals.

On Thursday, former President Trump came under fire after telling a reporter that “no one has gotten to the bottom of 9/11” during an exchange at a Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament at his club in Bedminster, NJ. The tournament has been scrutinized intensely. , as critics claim Saudi Arabia is using the venue to reorient its public image following the 2018 killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“The View” co-host Ana Navarro claimed that Trump ignored the pleas of the families of the 9/11 victims by going ahead with the event, and did so for “no other reason” than to serve himself.

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Former United States President Donald Trump watches his shot from the first tee during the pre-LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster pro-am at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Former United States President Donald Trump watches his shot from the first tee during the pre-LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster pro-am at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey.
(Charles Laberge/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Haines then stepped in, claiming that the US had indeed reached an investigative conclusion about the 2001 attack, which partly implicated Saudi Arabia in addition to terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, and that Trump’s decision was “all about money”.

“This is not a friendly area usually with allies,” Haines said. “It is a stronghold position we have needed, not only for energy and economy, but when we push Saudi Arabia away they run to China, or they run to Iran. Both places are central to international and global relations.”

“No one has ever accused The View of being geopolitical geniuses,” tweeted NewsBuster’s associate editor Nicholas Fondacaro, who flagged the comment.

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President Joe Biden (L) is welcomed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) at the Alsalam Royal Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 15, 2022. (Photo by Royal Court of Saudi Arabia / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images )

President Joe Biden (L) is welcomed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) at the Alsalam Royal Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 15, 2022. (Photo by Royal Court of Saudi Arabia / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images )
(Photo by Royal Court of Saudi Arabia / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Iran and Saudi Arabia, both Islamic theocracies but from different sects, have had no diplomatic relations since the attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran in 2016, following the Saudi execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly emphasized that Iran is the biggest threat to stability in the Middle East. The kingdom often cites Iran’s nuclear program and funding of militant proxy groups throughout the region as cause for alarm.

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