General Manager of Al Arabiya Television News Channel Turki al-Dakhil has warned of rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh in case of Washington’s move to impose sanctions on Riyadh over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Al-Dakhil also warned that Riyadh would let the Russians to establish Russian military base in Tabuk in case of imposing sanctions on the Gulf Kingdom.
According to the Russian Sputnik News Agency-Arabic language department, al-Dakhil an article in which he said Washington’s move to impose sanctions on Riyadh over the disappearance of Khashoggi could result in a number of consequences.
“if US sanctions are imposed on Saudi Arabia, we will be facing an economic disaster that will shake the world.”
He also wrote that the price of oil could rise to 100 and perhaps twice that figure and the Chinese currency will replace the US dollar.
The influential media figure further said that Riyadh will get closer to Tehran much to the dismay of Washington and this “will throw the Muslim world into the arms of Iran.”
According to al-Dakhil, the United States will also be deprived of the Saudi market, which is among the top 20 countries.