Wikileaks - Saudi asked US to stop oil lawsuits
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13 Feb 2011
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Wikileaks - Saudi asked US to stop oil lawsuits 13 Feb 2011 According to US diplomatic cables seen by Wikileaks, Saudi Arabia in 2007 threatened to pull out of a Texas oil refinery investment unless the US government intervened to stop Saudi Aramco from being sued in US courts for alleged oil price fixing. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, deputy Saudi oil minister, said that he wanted the US to grant Saudi Arabia sovereign immunity from lawsuits by ordering a Department of Justice statement of interest on its behalf. The cable said that Prince Abdulaziz told us that King Abdullah specifically had raised the lawsuit issue with Vice President [sic] Mr Cheney during his May visit and that the Saudi government would judge the administration's willingness to file an SOI as a test of good faith. [Sounds reasonable. After all, Saudi Arabia provided the key players for Bush's 9/11 - no 9/11, no phony war on (their own) terror. --LRP]
Report: NATO has 24 bases in Turkey 13 Feb 2011 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has 24 military bases in Turkey, which is the western neighbor of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a report says. The report, published on the Iran-Balkan news agency (IRBA) on Thursday, listed the names and locations of NATO's military bases in Turkey and noted that the country has become a regional power. NATO's Incirlik Base, which is located eight kilometers (five miles) east of Adana, Turkey's fifth largest city, and 56 kilometers (35 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, is an important regional logistical air base of the alliance.
Egypt army clashes with protesters --Despite army's appeal to leave the square in Cairo, thousands of protesters vowed to remain on the major landmark until their demands are met. 13 Feb 2011 Egypt's army has clashed with protesters, refusing to leave Cairo's Liberation Square two days after former president Hosni Mubarak left the country. Soldiers on Sunday scuffled with thousands of protesters camping out in the Square, the focal point of massive rallies that brought down Mubarak on Friday, a Press TV correspondent reported. Shouting slogans, protesters fought street battles with soldiers forcing them to back away.
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