Iran And Saudi Arabia Agree To Restore Ties With a Little Help from China

When China is a mediator, you can be sure that ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’


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After years of hostilities, which have fueled multiple conflicts and threatened the overall security and stability in the Gulf, Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to re-establish relations.

The deal was announced after four days of talks in Beijing between top officials from the two Middle East powers.

According to a statement released by Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China, the two nations have agreed to “resume diplomatic relations” and re-open embassies within two months.

Joint Trilateral Statement by the Kingdom of #Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic of #Iran, and the People’s Republic of— Foreign Ministry 


 (@KSAmofaEN) March 10, 2023

Relations between the two nations had deteriorated after Saudi Arabia executed a Shi’ite Muslim Cleric. The execution led to a dispute between the two nations, and the storming of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran in 2016.

Since the relationship between them ended, Iran has been blamed by Saudi Arabia for multiple missile and drone attack on their oil facilities and attacks on tankers in Gulf water. 

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement had also been involved in the conflict between the two. The Houthi movement had carried out missile and drone attacks into Saudi Arabia, and extended the attacks into the United Arab Emirates in 2022.

The new agreement between the two nations will reactivate a 2001 security cooperation accord and an earlier trade, economy, and investment pact. The agreement was signed by Iran’s top security official and Saudi Arabia’s security advisor.

The White House said that Saudi Arabia had kept them informed of the talks in China, but they were not directly involved. The long-standing strategic ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia have been strained under President Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, the relationship between China and Saudi Arabia has grown stronger, highlighted by the visit of President Xi Jinping to the middle eastern nation in December.

Experts explained that both sides stand to benefit from de-escalation at this point. Saudi Arabia’s main focus is its economic development while Iran seeks to undercut the U.S. efforts to isolate it in the region. The Gulf states like the UAE, Oman and Qatar have all welcomed the announcement of restored ties between the two nations.

Hossein Amirabdollahian, the Iranian Foreign Minister, suggested there was more “regional steps” to take and that their policy is moving in the right direction.

“The neighbourhood policy, as the key axis of the Iranian government’s foreign policy, is strongly moving in the right direction and the diplomatic apparatus is actively behind the preparation of more regional steps,” Amirabdollahian said on Twitter.

According to Reuters, a senior Iranian official had said that addressing the tensions between them and Saudi Arabia became a top priority. He said that this would help resolve the disputes surrounding Iran’s nuclear programs and will hopefully also “encourage the West to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran.”

Reports suggest that Riyadh had been seeking security guarantees from Iran in regards with its missile program, and that the re-activation of the 2001 security accord may have addressed that issue. Source

China seems to be trotting all over the globe and most certainly stirring up mischief or worse. But as believers in our Lord Jesus, we can rest assured that He knows the end from the beginning and is in FULL control.




Of course, I cannot prove this, but I do believe it. Putin is a thug……Zelenskyy is a thug……and Creepy Joe and his Criminal son, Hunter, are thugs.

Why do you think Congress keeps giving Zelenskyy Billions of $$?


US-funded biological research laboratories continue to operate in Ukraine in spite of official statements indicating that they had been deactivated, the Russian Ministry Defense said on Friday.

According to the commander of Russia’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, Moscow has obtained documents that suggest Kiev has continued to coordinate with the Pentagon in the military biological field, including the transfer of pathogenic biomaterials. Kirillov pointed to an official appeal from Pentagon contractor ch2m-hill to Ukrainian companies participating in a “program to counter particularly dangerous pathogens in Ukraine.”

“The document reports on the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) biological program in Ukraine and outlines future tasks, such as consolidating collections of dangerous pathogens and deploying systems for managing bio risks and monitoring the epidemiological situation”, accoring to Russia Today.

Kirillov claimed that, in January 2023, the government of Ukraine published new requirements for “accounting, storage, transportation and destruction” of pathogens, which included instructions for the international transportation by air of substances with the highest hazard class. He noted that the transport document templates provided in the guidelines only featured examples of US labs as recipients or senders of hazardous biomaterials.

Kirillov called the work of US biolabs on dangerous pathogens in a war zone “the height of recklessness” and criticized US pharmaceutical industry’s attempts to secure “unlimited profits” by conducting “directed evolution” research on the Covid-19 virus, as Project Veritas exposed.

Kirillov claimed the main goal of US bio programs across the world was to “establish global biological control” by “degrading the national health systems of other countries and subverting the provisions of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) with its own rules, which were developed to serve the interests of Washington and its allies”, Russia Today wrote. Source


FILE UNDER DIED SUDDENLY: St. Louis Battlehawks Athletic Trainer Dies Suddenly at Team Hotel


The professional American football team based in St. Louis, Missouri announced that Ben Siegfried, who worked with the XFL Athletic Training Department, passed away.

“The XFL family mourns the loss of our teammate, Ben Siegfried, who passed away last evening,” the team wrote on Twitter Friday.

“Ben, a graduate student athletic trainer from Lebanon Valley College working with the XL Athletic Training Department, was an integral part of preparing our Battlehawks and Defenders for the season. His infectious smile in the locker room and passion for his work will be deeply missed by all the players and staff who had the opportunity to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” the post continued.

Details regarding the cause of death have not yet been released.
According to FOX2Now, Ben Siegfried was in his early 20s when he passed away.
Numerous personalities have taken to social media to pay tribute to Siegfried.
“So so sorry to hear this devastating news come in earlier today. Sending strength, love, light, and mana to the Siegfried family during this heartbreaking time. We are with you. Stay strong,” Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Siegfried family,” said XFLBattlehawks Head Coach Anthony Becht. “Ben was a passionate person and a bright light everyday since we started the season back in January. He was a special part of the Battlehawks family and he will be sorely missed. Hugged his mom and brother today.”

Lebanon Valley College where Siegfried took athletic training as his major.

“LVC is saddened to learn that Ben Siegfried ’22, M’23 has passed away. A LVCFootball DT, Ben was finishing his master’s degree in athletic training and was doing his clinical training with the XFL. Please keep Ben’s family, loved ones, and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

The “medical experts” would have us believe that ‘young and healthy’ sudden death is quite common, but has not been reported frequently.

I find that very hard to believe.