Opinion – Theresa May’s criticism of John Kerry Israel speech sparks blunt US reply | Politics | The Guardian

The left-leaning Guardian reports that the US State department voiced surprise after UK PM’s spokesman says US secretary of state’s comments on settlements were ‘inappropriate’.

Source: Theresa May’s criticism of John Kerry Israel speech sparks blunt US reply | Politics | The Guardian

The Guardian cites the state department: “We are grateful for the strongly supportive statements in response to Secretary Kerry’s speech from across the world, including Germany, France, Canada, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and others.”

Well done Theresa May for highlighting the weakness in the Kerry statement and standing proud. She is also offering a friendly olive branch to the the incoming US administration of Donald Trump.

Historians should note that for eight years Obama has undermined the historical special relationship between the UK and the US. Obama knew best – pivot US foreign policy towards Asia and bring the US troops home, never mind the geopolitical consequences. The evidence is clear – Obama’s foreign policy, with ineffective foreign secretaries in Clinton and Kerry, has been a series of disasters. Is it surprising that terrorism has proliferated on Obama’s watch?

Gulf states launch air strikes in Yemen – FT.com

An enlargeable basic map of Yemen

An enlargeable basic map of Yemen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This important article from the FT, is giving further detailed news on the escalating crisis in Yemen. It’s a recommended read.

via Gulf states launch air strikes in Yemen – FT.com.

It seems that the US is providing intelligence support for the Gulf states, including Saudi, which are attacking Yemen in response to Iranian actions.

In my earlier blog on the breaking Reuters story I questioned:

Has the Irani/Saudi conflict in Yemen precipitated an oil spike or a fear of a wider Middle Eastern War?

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