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Donald J. Trump
From Saudi Arabia to Israel to NATO to the G-7, we made extraordinary gains on this historic trip to advance the security and prosperity of the United States, our friends and our allies. And we paved the way for a new era of cooperation among the nations of the world to defeat the common enemy of terrorism. We have been gone for close to nine days . . . and I think we hit a home run, no matter where we are.feedback
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NEW May 28 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Saudi Arabia. 262 people are quoted and you can read 370 citations of them about Saudi Arabia. Donald J. Trump, Helima Croft, Khalid al-Falih and Michael Cohen, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Donald J. Trump said: “From Saudi Arabia to Israel to NATO to the G-7, we made extraordinary gains on this historic trip to advance the security and prosperity of the United States, our friends and our allies. And we paved the way for a new era of cooperation among the nations of the world to defeat the common enemy of terrorism. We have been gone for close to nine days . . . and I think we hit a home run, no matter where we are.”.
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David Videcette

They have blown the door off in case the terrorists had set a booby trap, which is a standard approach in these situations.feedback

David Videcette

On entering this property there would be little doubt what they were dealing with. The use of the controlled explosion to gain access also shows the degree of caution that was being exercised.feedback

Yasir Qureshi

I heard what sounded like a huge explosion, the building shook and the fire alarm went off. When my neighbour and I finally went down we saw armed police on the front door.feedback

David Videcette

If this was being used as a bomb factory it would have been full of items needed to put a device together. It is a complex process and there are lots of ingredients needed in order to get it right. There would be chemicals, acid, lots of sugar. The bath would probably be being used to mix things and cool things down. There would also be camping stoves.feedback

Jomana Abedi

I think he saw children - Muslim children - dying everywhere, and wanted revenge. He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God.feedback

Alia Brahimi

After the Manchester attack, fingers are being pointed at the state whose collapse after the fall of Gaddafi has allowed radicalisation to become entrenched. The attack on Manchester Arena, claimed by Islamic State, is the deadliest to have hit Britain since the 7/7 bombings and, what’s more, it targeted children and teenagers. It is reported that the perpetrator, Salman Abedi, had recently returned from a three-week stay in Libya, where his parents now reside.feedback

Adam Prince

The flat has been entered, forcibly, there's the smell of gunpowder because they've pushed it in or I don't know what they've done up there. There's dust on the floor. It smells. Splatters on the wall, ash. They are taking different items in and out.feedback

Salman Abedi

Every father knows his son and his thoughts, my son does not have extremist thoughts ... We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us.feedback

Newt Gingrich

In Saudi Arabia, Trump directly called on the Muslim world to defeat the forces of terrorism and extremism.feedback

Salman Abedi

We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us. We aren't the ones who blow up ourselves among innocents. We go to mosques. We recite Quran, but not that. There was nothing worrying at all until two days ago (when) I heard the news that they suspect he was the bomber.feedback

Shaun Casey

Harvard professor Bryan Hehir once famously warned that government officials who deal with the role of religion in foreign policy should see their work as akin to brain surgery — necessary, but fatal if not done well. That thesis will be tested as President Trump concludes his journey to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Occupied [].feedback

Justin Glawe

“Many thousands” of American jobs will be created, President Trump says, thanks to a mammoth arms deal that he signed with Saudi Arabia over the weekend. On paper. Whether and where those jobs will actually materialize is anyone’s guess — and the only new jobs that have been announced will be in Saudi Arabia, where [].feedback

Salman Abedi

My son was as religious as any child who opens his eyes in a religious family. As we were discussing news of similar attacks earlier, he was always against those attacks, saying there's no religious justification for them. I don't understand how he'd have become involved in an attack that led to the killing of children. Until now my son is a suspect, and the authorities haven't come up with a final conclusion. Every father knows his son and his thoughts, my son does not have extremist thoughts.feedback

Ian Fenn

We are a Manchester school. We feel the pain that Manchester feels. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Mancunians against terrorism in all its forms. Our deepest condolences go to all who have been affected by this outrage.feedback

Sam Grogan

All at the University of Salford are shocked and saddened by the events of last night. Our thoughts are with all those involved, their families and their friends.feedback

Isaac Herzog

Mr. President, as leader of the opposition I tell you that there is major support for your vision for peace.' He he kept on repeating that and said to the prime minister what he mentioned later in the press about what he heard in Riyadh. And what he heard in Riyadh is a positive tone.feedback

David Mislin

President Trump, like his predecessors before him, has discovered the potent language of religious tolerance and interfaith unity when discussing Islam, as he demonstrated in his speech in Saudi Arabia to leaders of some 50 Muslim nations. But unlike previous presidents, he has not linked that rhetoric with recognition of the large, vibrant Muslim community [].feedback

Neville Edwards

There was a lot of police activity and the avenue was cordoned off. There was a controlled hard entry by the police who blew the front door off using controlled explosives.feedback

Tina Ward

They seem to be quiet. I've been in my house 10 years and they've been there longer than me.feedback

Neville Edwards

She felt the ground beneath her shake. She was absolutely terrified.feedback

Marillyn Hewson - Lockheed Martin

We are especially proud of how our broad portfolio of advanced global security products and technologies will enhance national security in Saudi Arabia, strengthen the cause of peace in the region, and provide the foundation for job creation and economic prosperity in the U.S. and in the Kingdom. These agreements will directly contribute to His Majesty's Vision 2030 by opening the door for thousands of highly skilled jobs in new economic sectors.feedback

Ying Ma - The Washington Examiner

While Trump is prone to deliver high drama with his management style and personality, the hatred he inspires comes with a whole lot of derangement and hypocrisy.feedback

Anthony Cordesman

The president gave the right speech in the right place at the right time. Issues like human rights and Yemen. Read more.feedback

Robin Wright

Trump framed his counterterrorism policy in Let's-Make-a-Deal terms: Washington will sell weaponry to the Arabs, which will in turn create defense-industry jobs in the United States.feedback

David French - National Retail Federation

There is a reason beyond our nation's respect for constitutional rights why a defendant's decision to assert the Fifth Amendment is inadmissible in criminal trials: It simply isn't a reliable indicator of guilt.feedback

Brian Kalt

If you want to prosecute a president, you should probably wait until he is no longer president.feedback

Donald J. Trump

On those issues, there is a strong consensus among the nations of the world – including many in the Muslim world. I was deeply encouraged by my conversations with Muslim world leaders in Saudi Arabia, including King Salman, who I spoke to at great length. King Salman feels very strongly and, I can tell you, would love to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians. There is a growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran, and it is indeed a threat, there's no question about that.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

The Americans do not know our region, that's what the catch is. Unfortunately, Americans have always made mistakes in our region. When they attacked Afghanistan (and) Iraq, when they made sanctions against Iran. In Syria, they made mistakes, and also in Yemen. Who can claim that stability of the region can be restored without Iran? I hope that the day will come that Saudi Arabia will adopt this path. They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis. They should be picked by the people.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This groundbreaking new center represents a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combatting radicalization, and I want to express our gratitude to King Salman for this strong demonstration of leadership. We must be united in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history's great test – to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism.feedback

Melania Trump

Liberal feminists love celebrating everything women do – unless they're on the right. I am very excited for the upcoming trip. This will not just be an opportunity to support my husband as he works on important matters of national security and foreign relations. It will also be my honor to visit and speak with women and children from different countries, with different perspectives. I had a wonderful time with the students at the American International School #Riyadh today.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The commentary on what happened in Saudi Arabia, most of it, was good. Because we were down last week because of political news the inverse is true too: that nothing bad happened over the weekend in political news.feedback

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy which forbids any political protest or any manifestation of dissent. It is also a police state that beheads opponents.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. President, Israel also shares the commitment to peace that you expressed yesterday. We've already made peace with Egypt and with Jordan, and Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians. The peace we seek is a genuine and durable one, in which the Jewish state is recognized, security remains in Israel's hands and the conflict ends once and for all. Mr. President, you just flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv. I hope that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Your visit here is truly historic. Never before has a first foreign trip of a US president included Israel. Thank you for this powerful expression of your friendship to Israel. Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians. I hope one day an Israeli Prime Minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries! It's a criminal enterprise. Saudi Arabia giving $25 million, Qatar, all of these countries. You talk about women and women's rights? So these are people that push gays off business -- off buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly. And yet you take their money.... If you open the documents, I think you're going to see that it was Saudi Arabia, it wasn't Iraq.feedback

Dennis Muilenburg

These announcements reaffirm our co mmitment to the e co nomic growth, prosperity and national security of both Saudi Arabia and the United States, helping to create or sustain thousands of jobs in our two co untries.feedback

Ange Postecoglou

With most of the players' season coming to an end in the last week or two we will have a lot of players in early, which gives us a good opportunity to do make sure we are ready for the Saudi Arabia game. We'll be together for the best part of a month and previously we have been able to work towards some great outcomes when we have had an extended period together like the World Cup and Asian Cup.feedback

Mustafa Akyol

This whole meeting looked like a 'Sunni international,' in which the main non-Sunni power in the Muslim world, Iran, was bashed by both the American President and his Sunni hosts. This is not going to help anything other than adding to the sectarian divide. It is not fair, either. Iran has lots of sins to account for – including its cynical support for the bloody regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. But most radical Islamist terrorists in the region are Sunni, not Shiite. In fact, in terms of their theology and jurisprudence, they are much closer to Saudi Arabia than Iran.feedback

Adam Coogle - Human Rights Watch

Protesting is a serious offence in Saudi Arabia. It's been de facto criminalised for many, many years, and specifically criminalised since 2011. The stakes for protesting are extremely high. No one wants to sit in jail for ten years because they protested Trump.feedback

Kim Forrest - Fort Pitt Capital

The bar for success has been set extremely low for President Trump and it seems that he's been able to meet that over the weekend. The commentary on what happened in Saudi Arabia, most of it, was good. Because we were down last week because of political news the inverse is true too: that nothing bad happened over the weekend in political news.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. President, you just flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv. I hope that one day an Israeli prime minister can fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh. In doing so we've protected all faiths, Muslims, Christians, everyone. Israel's hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians. The peace we seek is a genuine one, in which the Jewish state is recognized, security remains in Israel's hands, and the conflict ends once and for all.feedback

Monica Malik - Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

The fiscal situation is going to remain challenging, especially in the context of an economy that has slowed. The government is going to have to pick up spending to support growth and diversify the economy, and for this it needs high revenues. They need to see oil prices at the very least at current levels.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think Islam hates us. These are people that push gays off buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly, and yet you take their money. It "a battle between good and evil. Tell Saudi Arabia and others that we want (demand!) free oil for the next ten years or we will not protect their private Boeing 747s. Pay up!feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have also to make sure that those hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia will not, by any means, erode Israel's qualitative edge, because Saudi Arabia is still a hostile country without any diplomatic relations and nobody knows what the future will be.feedback

Ghassan Charbel

The most important thing is that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States is built on vision and numbers, not on slogans. They are building on shared interests.feedback

Donald J. Trump

That was a tremendous day. I just want to thank everybody. …Tremendous investments into the United States and our military community is very happy and we want to thank you and Saudi Arabia…hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs.feedback

Meir Javedanfar

Rouhani will face more pressure in his second term. The Revolutionary Guards and other deep state organisations will create more problems for him. Since the 1979 revolution, whenever hardliners have lost a political battle, they have tried to settle scores. I would worry about the more confrontational policy of the IRGC in the Persian Gulf ... and more confrontational policy with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.feedback

Michael J. Abramowitz

We are very glad that Secretary Tillerson called out Iran for its egregious failures to respect free speech and free association. We should be holding all countries in the region to account for such violations, including his hosts. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran are among the world's most oppressive regimes when it comes to fundamental freedoms.feedback

Khalid al-Falih

We think we have everybody on board. Everybody I've talked to indicated that nine months was a wise decision.feedback

Charles Kupchan

In Riyadh they think they are going to have these meetings and the US will come with all these worked-out positions. I told them they're crazy.feedback

Michael Cohen

It's been our contention that they'll roll over their cuts and compliance may not be as high during the summer when a lot of the OPEC countries have summer demand needs. It's going to be very difficult for many of these OPEC countries, especially Saudi Arabia to agree to extend the cuts beyond the December time frame without an agreement from other non OPEC countries to comply. I think it's got to be difficult for countries like Russia and Kazakhstan to agree to keep their output under wraps.feedback

Michael Cohen

It's important in terms of whether we see the Saudi Aramco IPO listing in New York. It's important for Saudi Arabia's national transformation plan, Vision 2030, and there's a lot of U.S. companies that are are already investing in a big way in Saudi Arabia. The extent to which this meeting will enhance those already existing relationships between companies like Dow Chemical and GE, it will make a difference to the investment community.feedback

Simon Henderson

Vision 2030 is the signature initiative of MBS, but it is facing quiet opposition at home and disbelief in international financial circles. Trump's support in the White House statement for it when MBS was in D.C. were helpful to MBS. He is likely to mention it again this time. Such support also helps MBS in his ambition to be the new face of Saudi Arabia. But succession politics in the royal family are complicated, so the U.S. needs to be cautious.feedback

Jean-François Seznec

I think the Saudis are very flattered and happy that Trump has decided to use them to make a point: that Saudi Arabia is the leading country in the region. I think the Saudis know that is going to cost them, money wise. They are ready for that.feedback

Tim Lenderking

I think this is the most dramatic aspect of our new foreign policy in the Middle East, the pivoting or resetting, if you will, of the relations with the Gulf countries. And so you do find that evidenced, in a very dramatic way, by the president's decision to make Riyadh his first stop on an overseas visit.feedback

Nicholas Burns

I think you're going to see a bigger effort by the United States to promote arms sales to Saudi Arabia, to the other Gulf states, [and] to help Egypt and Jordan cope with this as well as Israel. You're seeing the United States struggle with the instability and the violence produced by the Arab revolutions of 2011.feedback

Ammar AlKhudairy

We have two major themes going on, which is the drop of the oil price - that's the bad news and then we have the national transformation plan, which is the good news. We need to pick the interest of multinational companies to come and invest in Saudi Arabia…in various fields. So this visit, the economic or the business aspect of it, is very exciting because we hope that it will raise the awareness of many more U.S. corporations into Saudi Arabia.feedback

David Andrew Weinberg

I don't think there is anything close to convincing evidence proving Saudi Arabia helped perpetrate 9/11. Saudi Arabia certainly has problems with its government's treatment of women and LGBT individuals, but it does not push gay people off of buildings.feedback

Luc Trani

It's all about the transition phases where they'll [Saudi Arabia] sit off and they'll congest any space in midfield, and they'll pounce on any turnovers in the middle of the pitch and then they'll look at exploiting those areas outside the centre-backs. So that's a real important element of the game. If you apply that pressure then you might find a few more openings throughout the game. Watching people operate, how they've been able to manage situations not only within football but also outside of football… it gives you the bigger picture.feedback

Luc Trani

Australia has got to show a lot more patience, a lot more maturity around possession and be able to keep the ball speed up, keep the movement going and in the end [Saudi Arabia] will have to go out and be tested physically, and the Australian national team - playing at home - can generate the pressure that needs to be applied.feedback

Ziad al-Drees

The common interests of these international leaders are what bring them together in Riyadh.feedback

Philip Luther - Amnesty International

When he is meeting with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries there, he should be equally as clear that any counter-terrorism efforts must include safeguards to protect the rights of individuals to express their opinions and assemble peacefully.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

We won't wait for the battle to be in Saudi Arabia. Instead we will work so that the battle is for them in Iran, not in Saudi Arabia.feedback

Philip Gordon

Why Riyadh shouldn't put all its eggs in the Trump basket.feedback

Donald J. Trump

In a few days, I will make my first trip abroad as president. With the safety, security and interest of the American people as my priority, I will strengthen old friendships and will seek new partners, but partners who also help us, not partners who take and take and take. I'll ask them to unite for a future of peace and opposition for our peoples and the peoples of the world, first in Saudi Arabia, where I'll speak with Muslim leaders and challenge them to fight hatred and extremism and embrace a peaceful future for their faith. We have to stop radical Islamic terrorism.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

Saudi Arabia – and I get along great with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.feedback

Simon Henderson

Saudi Arabia is delighted at being the No. 1 (stop for Trump's visit), delighted by the re-emergence of a strong diplomatic relationship with the United States and delighted by the opportunity to show off Saudi leadership of the Arab and the Muslim world by getting everybody to turn up in Riyadh for multiple, overlapping summits.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think Islam hates us. There's a tremendous hatred there. Frankly, Saudi Arabia has not treated us fairly, because we are losing a tremendous amount of money in defending Saudi Arabia.feedback

Mohammed Alyahya

This administration is very clear, not just with Saudi Arabia, but also with Turkey and other traditional allies, that the idea is to double down on existing relationships and to put allies first.feedback

Simon Henderson

The meetings in Saudi Arabia will have the danger of appearing overwhelming and almost confusing rather than producing some meaningful conclusions. Just think of how long it takes to shake people by the hand.feedback

Gina Sanchez

If you look at it, Saudi Arabia is over 100 percent of the compliance, and everybody else is kind of cheating a little. And that's the story with OPEC – supplies just aren't coming down.feedback

Josh Rogin

The United States and Saudi Arabia are putting together one of the biggest arms sales in history and looking toward a new regional security architecture.feedback

Elise Keppler - Human Rights Watch

Any interaction by President Trump with al-Bashir in Saudi Arabia, should al-Bashir attend the meeting, would send a terrible signal to the victims of the crimes and raise major questions about U.S. commitment to justice for them. Al-Bashir belongs in The Hague facing the charges against him, not hobnobbing with officials in Saudi Arabia.feedback

Edward Morse - Citigroup Global Markets

It's not an accident that the two countries [Russia and Saudi Arabia] were moving together at a time when maybe their relations with the United States and the Saudi Arabia was problematic, and it's become a lot less problematic since President Trump was elected.feedback

Chris Weafer - Eurasia Group

We have the Russians supporting not just OPEC but mainly Saudi Arabia. To extend the production cuts is being pushed by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. For him, he wants the Aramco IPO to be successful and for that he needs $55 oil. I think that's why this deal has been pushed. For Russia, It's good politics.feedback

James Butterfill

Every time oil tests that level…you see clients trading around it. Every time it goes below that $50 a barrel level, it's a buying opportunity and roughly when it hits about $50, we see a lot of selling at that point. Every time Saudi Arabia or OPEC try to manipulate oil prices they're being undermined by the United States.feedback

David Beasley

It's very, very timely that the United States apply all the pressure it can with regard to all parties involved, including Saudi Arabia. We need to reassess every single thing we are doing as to what we can do to bring an end to this conflict. I was hopeful two weeks ago that was about to resolve, but evidently that hasn't happened.feedback

Jeffrey Halley

Soothing words from Saudi Arabia about extending the production cut deal, possibly into 2018, supported prices.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It is there that we will begin to construct a new foundation of cooperation and support with our Muslim allies to combat extremism, terrorism and violence, and to embrace a more just and hopeful future for young Muslims in their countries. It is a gift from God. We are a nation of believers. Faith is deeply embedded into the history of our country. These visits will take place ahead of the NATO G-7 meetings and will begin with a truly historic gathering in Saudi Arabia with leaders from all across the Muslim world. Saudi Arabia is the custodian of the two holiest sites in Islam.feedback

Harry Tchilinguirian - BNP Paribas

There is an obvious compelling fundamental reason to extend cuts given the inventory objective–these are simply not declining fast enough (as acknowledged by Saudi Arabia and other producers) even if we were to account for seasonal factors that limit crude oil demand like refinery maintenance. Right now, it is all about supply and not demand.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Saudi Arabia is the custodian of the two holiest sites in Islam and it is there that we will begin to construct a new foundation of co-operation and support with our Muslim allies to combat extremism, terrorism and violence and to embrace a more just and hopeful future for young Muslims in their countries. Our task is not to dictate to others how to live but to build a coalition of friends and partners who share the goal of fighting terrorism and bringing safety, opportunity and stability to the war-ravaged Middle East.feedback

Adel Al-Jubeir

The President's first foreign trip will be to a Muslim country. Thank you Mohammed bin Salman and welcome President Trump. The administration has released them and they're in the process now of working on the notification to the US Congress. It's a very clear message to the world that the US and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership. It will lead to, we believe, enhanced cooperation between the US and Arab and Islamic countries in combating terrorism and extremism and it will change the conversation with regards to America's relationship with the Arab and Islamic world.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My first foreign trip as president of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia, then Israel, and then to a place that my cardinals love very much, Rome. He "will begin with a truly historic gathering in Saudi Arabia with leaders from all across the Muslim world. Saudi Arabia is the custodian of the two holiest sites in Islam. It is there we will begin to construct a new foundation of cooperation and support with our Muslim allies to combat extremism, terrorism and violence and to embrace a more just and hopeful future for young Muslims in their countries.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

How to talk with a person or a regime that has a firm conviction that its system is based on an ideology of extremism enshrined in its Constitution and stipulated in the command of Khomeini. Reaching the Qiblah of Muslims is a main goal for the Iranian regime. We will not wait until the battle becomes in Saudi Arabia but we will work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia. This Fund will help to target many sectors inside and outside Saudi Arabia, and one of the most important sectors is the mining sector.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

Although our prices dipped to as low as $27 for more than one year...the government managed to shield economic indicators from the negative impact. Gross domestic product is still growing - not at global rates, true, but it is not going into deflation.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud

We know we are a main target of Iran … we will work so that it becomes a battle for them in Iran and not in Saudi Arabia.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

We have two main factors to decide the percentage to be listed...First the demand, whether there will be demand or not. Second, what do we have in terms of investments in the pipeline inside Saudi or outside.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It was during the [American] Revolution that Jackson first confronted and defied an arrogant elite. Does that sound familiar? Captured by the [British] redcoats and ordered to shine the shoes of a British officer, Jackson simply refused. From that day on, Andrew Jackson rejected authority that looked down on the common people. There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians – none whatsoever. So we're looking at that, and we're also looking at the potential of going to Saudi Arabia.feedback

Fayez Abu Shamala

The P.A. and Hamas compete to get embraced by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab states, but it seems the Arab embrace is not enough for two women. Hamas will be an influential political body in the next phase.feedback

Donald J. Trump

…I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians. There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians – none whatsoever. So we're looking at that, and we're also looking at the potential of going to Saudi Arabia.feedback

Angela Merkel

Many people wish to be politically active and Germany must continue to insist on the importance of human rights, particularly concerning the death penalty.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Frankly, Saudi Arabia has not treated us fairly, because we are losing a tremendous amount of money in defending Saudi Arabia. Nobody's going to mess with Saudi Arabia because we're watching them. They're not paying us a fair price. We're losing our shirt. I have to say, there is an end. And it has to be humiliation. There is an end. Otherwise it's really tough. But there is an end.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We defend Japan. We defend Germany. We defend South Korea. We defend Saudi Arabia. We defend countries. They do not pay us what they should be paying us because we are providing a tremendous service and we're losing a fortune.feedback

Georges Elhedery - HSBC

We are talking, up to possible 100 IPOs (or) 100 entities to be listed on the stock exchange in Saudi Arabia.feedback

Dieter Helm

Everyone is repeatedly surprised at how fast electric cars are coming forward, but the political pressure to adopt this technology is increasing all the time. And it's not due to concerns over climate change – it's city air pollution. Suppose you're sitting in Saudi Arabia: until now you've been reasonably confident in assuming that if you don't pump the oil today it will be worth more tomorrow. But if you believe in my view that oil will be worth even less tomorrow, then what do you do? You pump even more now which will take the price down even further.feedback

Michael Cohen

What really matters are three people – [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani , [Saudi Deputy Crown Prince] Mohammed bin Salman and President Putin. If you figure out their positions, then you have a good idea of what's going to happen. I haven't seen a quote from any of those three lately.feedback

Michael Cohen

For the geopolitical situation you could bend bearish or bullish. When you have Iran and Saudi Arabia now in even further conflict, and also Iran and Russia in alignment on one side of the U.S. and Saudis, and Russia not seeing eye to eye on Syria, it complicates the ability of those OPEC ministers and Russia to have an amicable outcome. That could be bearish.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

I think we have to show a united position and that in these negotiations we should do all we can to get Russia out of Assad's corner, at least to the point that they are ready to participate in finding a political solution, . It is the right moment to talk about this, how the international community, with Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Europe, with the U.S., can drive forward a peace process for Syria and avoid further military escalation of the conflict.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

Now is the right moment to talk about how we can push for a peace process in Syria within the international community – with Russia, with Iran, with Saudi Arabia, with Europe, with the United States. To prevent military violence to escalate on and on, it's all about this.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

This city will become, by God's will, a prominent cultural landmark and an important centre for meeting the future generation's recreational, cultural and social needs in the kingdom.feedback

Shakil Begg - Thomson Reuters

Crude oil rallied on Friday as news that the US launched air strikes against a Syrian airbase overnight raised concerns the conflict in Syria could spill over to affect key oil producers in the Middle East. Syria itself has negligible oil production but neighbouring Iraq, and nearby Iran and Saudi Arabia are key oil suppliers to the global market.feedback

Bashar al-Assad

Even if they are not a regular Israeli army, they are still fighting for Israel. And Israel shares the objectives with Turkey, the United States, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other states. They all share the same objective. It is a war that has taken a new form and uses new instruments. Practically, our victory over the terrorists is a victory over all those states put together.feedback

Theresa May

We have no difficulty in raising hard issues with those that we meet with, be it in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere around the world. The strong British tradition of standing up for human rights is there, the strong British tradition of standing up for British national interest is there. I want to see the United Kingdom as a truly global Britain. A good continuing deep partnership with the European Union, but also trading and working with others around the world.feedback

Nick Dearden

Dreaming of empire 2.0 east of Suez and a low-tax, low-regulation, no-questions-asked financial paradise only pours salt into Britain’s social wounds. Now we know what “global Britain” means. Optimists have clung to Theresa May’s phrase in the hope that Brexit might avoid falling into insularity and isolation; that a hint of liberal England might survive Brexit. But with May in Saudi Arabia, Philip Hammond trying to build empire 2.0 in India, and trade secretary Liam Fox visiting Gulf tyrants and a Philippines president busy wiping out his own citizens, we can rid ourselves of such illusions.feedback

Nikki Haley

But there are friends you can work with, while at the same time saying we do not like what you are doing with respect to human rights. The White House is very supportive of me talking about human rights – but that doesn't mean we are not going to speak to Egypt, to Saudi Arabia. We are going to play with who we need to play with. It is not intended to in any way call out certain countries or blast them or use this as a gotcha game. We are a strong group. We are working as a team. And I am honoured to be part of that team.feedback

Owen Jones

Not just content to lead us out of the EU, Theresa May is also bringing us closer to Saudi Arabia, despite the terror and suffering it inflicts. Does “Brexit mean Brexit”, or does “Brexit means Britain should cosy up even more to murderous human rights abusers?” Our government is already a serial cheerleader of gruesome regimes: now a grubby arms dealer at their service, too. But as Theresa May prostrates Britain before her head-chopping friends in Saudi Arabia, her strategy is clear. Abandoning the vast single market across the Channel doesn’t just mean reducing Britain to the status of lapdog to the woman-groping Muslim-bashing demagogue across the Atlantic. It means an ever-closer relationship to regimes which inflict suffering on people inside and outside their own borders.feedback

Manuel Neukirchner

Next we say women's football was banned not in the Middle Ages but in the middle of the 20th century – where was that? The answers are: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia. And the truth is: West Germany.feedback

Sean Powell

The book came out in 1971, and he went to Saudi Arabia in 1979. Why would he take eight years to go into exile?feedback

Mohammed al-Jadaan

This move carries strategic benefits for Saudi Arabia, its citizens and future generations. Any tax revenue reductions applicable to hydrocarbon producers operating in the kingdom are replaced by stable dividend payments by government-owned companies, and other sources of revenue including profits resulting from investments.feedback

Matt Smith

Our projections do not support the comments coming out of Saudi Arabia. The conclusion really is that even though we're seeing lower arrivals in the coming weeks from Saudi Arabia arriving on U.S. shores, we'll see those imports picking up at the end of April and early May back to normal levels. It seems like it's just one more way that they have of trying to calm fears in the market.feedback

Steen Jakobsen

Politics is a concern, but the bond offering shows the capital market doesn't have a political persuasion.feedback

Gal Luft

The Aramco IPO is a great PR stunt. How can one establish a valuation for a company that has thus far kept its reserve data a state secret? Tearing a 5 percent piece of the company and throwing it into the market while the other 95 percent is a black box will not fly with prudent investors.feedback

Alastair Newton

The problem with equity is that it is higher profile than bonds as far as the general public (in which I include Congress) is concerned.feedback

Fereidun Fesharaki

They (Aramco) seem to be creating a beauty parade and talking to everyone. New York is absolutely out due to regulatory restrictions. It is not a maybe, it is definite.feedback

Steffen Hertog

Saudi Arabia currently is running down its overseas reserves at a fairly fast clip. If it ties up significant funds in illiquid investments, this will shorten the shelf-life of its peg to the U.S. dollar, the defense of which requires large-scale liquid foreign assets. There is a clear trade-off there that the current investment strategy does not seem to take into account.feedback

David Bailin - Citi Private Bank

The idea that we couldn't see some type of pullback in Q2 or early Q3 as you head into the summer months is kind of silly. We've seen issues on whether or not OPEC, and specifically Saudi Arabia, can in fact curtail the supply of oil.feedback

Stephen Hawking

His travel ban brands as Islamic State terrorists all citizens of six mainly Muslim countries, but not including America's allies such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which allegedly help finance Islamic State. This blanket ban is inefficient and prevents America recruiting skilled people from these countries. To be effective, it should be replaced by a more selective, intelligence-based approach.feedback

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan

I think it does not really represent a shift (in how Saudi businesses approach China), but it brings it to the next level of strategic collaborations between – you know Saudi Arabia and China – and specifically SABIC and Sinopec. I think we would like to capture that to be part of this growth in China. And at the same time, Sinopec has also found SABIC is a very good gateway to go into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in terms of investment and opportunity.feedback

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan

They have been very clear that they want to improve the business environments in Saudi Arabia. They want to open up for serious business to come, they are changing their regulations, they are bringing more incentive programs, they have been more strong on governance and transparency. And I think this will attract a lot of people to take an opportunity, to take this really 2030 vision and really grow with it as well. I think there are so many opportunities that I would not be surprised seeing more Chinese companies coming to the kingdom.feedback

Josh Rogin

After years of bashing the Saudis, Trump has done an about face and given Riyadh a host of concessions. It's a bad deal.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

If MBS is here to talk about broader economic issues, selling the Saudi IPO, selling the broad Saudi Vision 2030 plan, the reality is Saudi Arabia looks more economically attractive in a higher oil price environment. This is the tension. In a lower oil price environment, the math on that becomes more challenging.feedback

Zoran Mamic

We've come to Jeddah to provide a great game against one of the best clubs in Saudi Arabia.feedback

Richard Mallinson - Energy Aspects

We could see WTI go down into the mid-40s but we do still see that rebalancing story intact. Fundamentals haven't changed dramatically this week. If OPEC extends the deal, we see prices above 60 before the end of the year. I think the immediate trigger was comments by the Saudi Arabia minister this week. He said that it wasn't guaranteed that OPEC would rollover its production cuts deal to the second half of the year and the market had taken that for granted.feedback

Gerald Feierstein

There can also be no doubt that the not-too-subtle subtext of the king's tour is a signal that Saudi Arabia will preserve its flexibility when it comes to its dealings with the United States.feedback

Dominick Chirichella - Energy Management Institute

The high level of uncertainty that has kept the oil complex trading in a relatively narrow trading range since late last year has been replaced, at least for the moment, by a bearish market sentiment. The discussion will now center around whether or not Saudi Arabia is willing to give back market share to U.S. producers ... or are they ready for yet another round of the market share war.feedback

Eugen Weinberg - Commerzbank

Compliance within OPEC is less than 50 percent if you exclude Kuwait and Saudi Arabia who cannot shoulder the whole burden over the long-term. The export numbers are at the same level as last December which demonstrates that the oil production cut is having little effect on market levels.feedback

Flavio Briatore

I organised a surprise dinner in London for the 40 years in Formula One of Bernie Ecclestone. The amazing thing is that all the people I invited were present. Normally, if you invite one hundred people, you have 60 people who confirm they can attend because you are talking about people that are very busy -- or who live many thousands of kilometres away. But everybody came to London, including Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince Salman of Bahrain, Luca di Montezemolo, Stefano Domenicali, Piero Ferrari, David Coulthard, Max Mosley, Toto Wolff, Niki Lauda, and many other people.feedback

Geert Wilders

Leave us alone, lobby in your own country, and stay away. Mr Erdogan is a mere dictator. We would not allow lobbying for North Korea or Saudi Arabia in our country either.feedback

Khalid al-Falih

History has also demonstrated that intervention in response to structural shifts is largely ineffective, and I believe we in the organization have learned that lesson. That's why Saudi Arabia does not support OPEC intervening to alleviate the impacts of long-term structural imbalances. In light of improving fundamentals, whose effect has been amplified by the OPEC and non-OPEC cooperation framework, I am optimistic about the global market outlook in the weeks and months ahead.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

The suspects were involved in producing false documents and distributing drugs. They were planning to attack Arab royalty when they visited Kuala Lumpur. Thank God we got them in the nick of time.feedback

Khalid Abu Bakar

They (were) planning to attack the Arab royalties during the visit in Kuala Lumpur. So we got them in the nick of time.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This is Masa of SoftBank from Japan. He's one of the great men of industry, so I just want to thank you very much. Crooked Hillary says we must call on Saudi Arabia and other countries to stop funding hate. I am calling on her to immediately return the $25 million plus she got from them for the Clinton Foundation!feedback

Scott Sheffield - Pioneer Natural Resources

People just don't seem to realise how big the Permian is. It will eventually pass the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia, and that is the biggest in the world.feedback

John Kilduff - Again Capital

Saudi Arabia is the key to the market right now. They have cut more than their commitment under the deal, carrying the load that is driving the high compliance rate. If [the Sauids] waver on IPO'ing Aramco or see a real loss of market share, they could decide to produce full-out, again in response.feedback

Yahya Cholil Staquf

We need King Salman to make a clear and bold statement denouncing radicalism.feedback

Mohammed El-Kuwaiz - Capital Markets Authority

That can be a big driver of economic growth in the country. When Saudi Arabia opened up, we started to see demand not just from financial investors but also from strategic investors looking to take stakes in the country.feedback

Yenny Wahid

The two countries face the same challenge of rising radicalism and intolerance so cooperation in those areas will be beneficial. Saudi Arabia has been aggressive in de-radicalization and rehab programs for terrorists. We can learn best practices from each other.feedback

Jon Barney

There's an inherent tension that [U.S. defense contractors] are going to face, because every time you sell internationally, there's perception that you're creating jobs in an international market. And at the same time you're going to need to be able to show that you're making jobs in the U.S. through an international sale. I think, for U.S. firms, they're going to have to navigate this a little differently. A lot of these countries that have been big consumers – Saudi Arabia, Japan, UAE – the underlying threats and economic drivers for them to procure defense products are all still there.feedback

Najib Razak

This is a significant investment and more details will be announced tomorrow. I just want to confirm that the agreement has been reached and King Salman is satisfied that the deal will be signed tomorrow.feedback

Najib Razak

Saudi Arabian investment in Malaysia is expected to create thousands of jobs and we are proud that Malaysian firms have been chosen to undertake projects at some of the most prestigious locations in Saudi Arabia.feedback

John Kilduff - Again Capital

We are an oil nation now. We are a petroleum state. You have to see how far down our shale producers can drive down their costs. It's hard to see them competitive with the likes of Saudi Arabia, but they are competitive with some other countries.feedback

Mohamed Sheikh Abdi

Having travelled to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip as a president, the new Somali president is breaking the long tradition by Somali leaders who have paid their very first foreign trips to Ethiopia, which is called by many as the Mecca of Somali leaders. This indicates that the new president now favors an alliance with Arab countries more than others.feedback

Nick Thadaney - Saudi Aramco

For our team, Saudi Arabia represents an opportunity beyond one transaction and has the potential to provide meaningful long-term benefits for Canada's capital markets and economy and to raise Canada's profile as a global competitor.feedback

Herman Wang - S&P Global

How long Saudi Arabia is going to be willing to shoulder the burden of these cuts if it proves that some of their cohorts are not fully complying with the deal, that remains to be seen.feedback

Herman Wang - S&P Global

Saudi Arabia is bearing the brunt of these cuts. They are going above and beyond, compensating a little bit for some of their cohorts within OPEC that are not quite in full compliance. Now how long Saudi Arabia is willing to shoulder the burden of these cuts if it proves some of their cohorts are not fully complying with the deal remains to be seen.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

On the issue of fighting Daesh, we – that is Turkey and Saudi Arabia – will be cooperating with the United States. We believe that the fight from now on will be more effective and that we will be able to clear both Syria and Iraq of Daesh. We told the previous administration not to rely on or trust a terror organization to fight an organization like Daesh. We said it would be a mistake but we were not able to get them to listen. The operation in Raqqa should be conducted with the right (groups) not with terror organizations.feedback

Alex Vatanka

Iran right now is playing the Yemen card as part of a larger geopolitical rivalry with Saudi Arabia. That was not thought through carefully. This moment, with the missile, is actually an opportunity for the Trump administration to come out and say, We're not against the people, we're against the policies of the regime that happens to rule Iran today.feedback

Khalid al-Falih

President Trump has policies which are good for the oil industries, and I think we have to acknowledge it... He has steered away from excessively anti-fossil fuels, unrealistic policies. I think he wants a mixed energy portfolio that includes oil, gas, renewables and make sure the American economy is competitive. We want the same in Saudi Arabia. We have no problem with the growth of American indigenous oil supply. I have repeatedly said, as long as they grow in line with global energy demand, we welcome them.feedback

Ali Naimi

Saudi Arabia tried in the past to play the role of the swing producer by reducing production to maintain a specific price, but the result was unfavorable to the kingdom. Despite the fact that its production fell from more than 10 million bpd in 1980 to less than 3 million bpd in 1985, prices collapsed. As a result, the kingdom not only lost in terms of prices but also lost its market share at that time. We have abandoned once and for all the role of swing producer.feedback

Sara Sweeney

Noor aided and abetted her husband and repeatedly lied to the government. Salman knew her husband was leaving to commit an attack and her actions contributed to the deaths of 49 people.feedback

Abdulsalam al-Wayel

Historically, Saudi society was rich in culture. There were many musical traditions, with different variations and subcultures. People from throughout the Islamic world brought their traditions together in Mecca, somewhat like with jazz. This was part of people's identity for centuries.feedback

Sultan Al Bazie

Saudis have always been the biggest consumers of music in the Arab world. Everybody is happy to have these kinds of performances back – and I say back, because it used to be there.feedback

Nasser Al-Awlaki

They [the SEALs] entered another house and killed everybody in it, including all the women. They burned the house. There is an assumption there was a woman [in the house] from Saudi Arabia who was with al Qaeda. All we know is that she was a children's teacher.feedback

Suha Abushamma

I want to personally thank everyone for their support and well wishes. Although this has been a difficult experience, I am grateful to be safe with my family in Saudi Arabia. Please know that I am deeply committed to my medical career and to helping patients at Cleveland Clinic.feedback

Bin Kalban

The market has started improving. We need to see what momentum the market has and how the market is going to trend, and need six to nine months to gauge it. If it continues for the next six months, for example, then we can go ahead with our plans for IPOs. When we are positive on the market, then we can go to the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA) for approval for the IPO.feedback

Khalid al-Falih

Saudi Arabia in 10, 15 years will be quite, in a positive way, dramatically different than the Saudi Arabia of the past. It will be quite a diverse economy, with a diverse energy mix, as well, with a young workforce that is productive and contributing for their own well-being, and for Saudi Arabia, and indeed for our region and beyond.feedback

Kirill Dmitriev

We are building a factory of trust when we do one, two, three deals which will lead to big, important energy alliances. To a big extent what we are seeing today is OPEC 2.0 because it is not OPEC alone anymore but OPEC plus Russia. An alliance of such energy players as Saudi Arabia and Russia signals great investment potential for the future.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran and Saudi Arabia were able to actually stop impeding the process of the presidential election in Lebanon. We have a success story.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

I do not see any reason why Iran and Saudi Arabia should have hostile policies towards each other. We can in fact work together to put an end to miserable conditions of the people in Syria and Yemen and Bahrain and elsewhere in the region.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

There are many countries. You mentioned Iraq and Kuwait. There are eight to 10 other countries in my mind now whose officials have talked to us about this.feedback

Loretta E. Lynch - Justice Department

I can confirm the arrest did occur. This is a matter that we continue to take very seriously.feedback

Linda Moreno

Noor Salman had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night. Noor has told her story of abuse at his hands. We believe it is misguided and wrong to prosecute her and that it dishonors the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person.feedback

Monica Malik - Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

We believe the oil revenue assumption in the 2017 budget is optimistic. Further increases in the oil price are required if Saudi Arabia is to meet its medium-term fiscal objectives.feedback

Fabio Scacciavillani

The variable that will determine the actual outcome over the medium term is the oil price. A recovery is underway, but going forward it might not be a smooth ride.feedback

Virendra Chauhan

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are focusing their cuts on U.S. and European customers as they target excess inventories and protect market share in Asia. Southeast Asian demand is small when compared to North Asia.feedback

Tawfiq al-Lawati

With Saudi Arabia we do sometimes have disagreements and with Iran too. But there is still more bringing us all together.feedback

Ahmed al-Mukhaini

It might even give Oman more leverage, more space, to play a better role in this coalition and the region. By joining the coalition Oman is shielding itself from criticism from Saudi Arabia.feedback

Tawfiq al-Lawati

We hope Oman will stick to the same policies. A full-blown conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia would be a disaster for everyone.feedback

Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya

There are many different nationalities, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Libya and citizens of other nations.feedback

Richard Menezes

Our model of development is welcomed by Saudi Arabia that wants to replicate it in the Kingdom.feedback

Jason Tuvey - Capital Economics

The public finances haven't improved on this scale since the early 1990s, following the end of the Gulf War.feedback

Nasser Saidi

It is feasible that the combination of expenditure reduction, new taxes, cutting of waste, privatisation plans etc. could allow Saudi to eliminate the budget deficit by 2020.feedback

Boris Johnson

I am here to emphasize the friendship that exists between Britain and Saudi Arabia and that is something which is developing and expanding, strengthening bilateral relations. And it's also fair to say that we believe in candor in our relationship. Now is the time for us to talk about the positive things that we are doing together.feedback

Boris Johnson

I am here to emphasise the friendship that exists between the UK and Saudi Arabia. It is something that is developing and expanding.feedback

Khalid al-Falih

The intent by all those who participated is to contribute to drawing down oil inventories that are excessive. And whether the reduction in that over-supply comes from deliberate intervention – like it is the case in Saudi Arabia – or by simply managing the decline in a way that makes them meet this agreement is left to the countries themselves.feedback

Alan Garten

I'm not aware of any deal in Saudi Arabia. I'll go further, there is no deal in Saudi Arabia.feedback

John Sfakianakis - Ashmore Group

If the OPEC agreement holds, this will be a boon for Saudi Arabia in terms of revenues and, above all, market confidence.feedback

Alwaleed bin Talal - Kingdom Holding

We can safely assume that there are more than one million Saudi women in need of a safe means of transportation to take them to work every morning.feedback

Alwaleed bin Talal - Kingdom Holding

Such a ban on driving is fundamentally an infringement on a woman's rights, particularly as it continues to exist after she won her right to an education and a salaried employment.feedback

Michael Cohen

At the end of the day, what Saudi Arabia is worried about is they wanted to get the engine started on investment. They don't see it starting when oil is at $35 to $45.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

They risk popular backlash. This will be a popular decision in Saudi Arabia, and it gives Mohammed bin Salman some breathing room.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

Once again, it seems (Mohammed bin Salman) has decided Iranian participation in a cut is mandated. If he sticks to that position, it doesn't lift off tomorrow. I think a cut was never on the table for Iran. Is this just a hard line tactic? Are they trying to get the maximum concession?feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

I think the problem is who wants it more. We saw in September (Saudi Arabia) wanted it more. Maybe they wanted it more in September because they were doing a bond issuance.feedback

Paul Robinson

The key question Saudi Arabia will need to answer is how quickly they want to develop the mining sector, how much they want foreign investors to participate, and the risks and rewards they would offer to investors and retain for the government.feedback

Fadl al-Bouainain

Jubail was where the Saudi petrochemicals industry started with SABIC - Ras al-Khair is becoming just that for the mining industry.feedback

Monica Malik - Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

The drop in foreign assets implies much of the bond proceeds and more are being used to pay arrears to the private sector.feedback

Michael Cohen

Something's got to give here, and the recipe for Saudi Arabia and Iran to come to the table and put something together is getting more difficult. We should all prepare for big oil price gyrations in the next few days.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

The EU has links with regimes, some of which are loathsome. However, no one raises the question. We talk about Turkey, and we're right to, but we never talk about Saudi Arabia.feedback

Bernd Van Linder

We have increased our capital substantially by retaining lots of our earnings over the last couple of years. We're comfortable with the level of capital that we have today.feedback

David Grayson

We still see many of our institutional investors seeing value oriented companies in non-oil related sectors. In particular, if Saudi Arabia finally opens up to foreign investment without restriction, you will see a lot of buying there.feedback

Andy Lipow - Lipow Oil Associates

The bottom line is they've yet to come to a deal in spite of all their optimistic pronouncements, and the heavy lifting is going to have to be done by Saudi Arabia.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

It will only be possible if non-OPEC countries including Russia also agree to cut (output), because Saudi Arabia will not shoulder the burden alone.feedback

Mohammed al-Shroogi - Investcorp

The health care sector in Saudi Arabia is highly defensive and underpinned by favourable demographics, supportive regulations and greater medical awareness.feedback

Anthony Yuen

It looks like they're moving toward some sort of deal, and I think that given how active Saudi Arabia is versus in previous attempts where they were less enthusiastic, and also given they would be the ones that would be cutting the most. The final contour of the deal is still being worked out, and it looks to be very fluid given how much they have to negotiate among parties.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We are not being reimbursed for the our protection of many of the countries ... including Saudi Arabia. We protect countries, and take tremendous monetary hits protecting countries. We lose, monetarily, everywhere. And yet, without us, Saudi Arabia wouldn't exist for very long.feedback

Muhammad Shabbir - Rasmala Investment Bank

Global markets, the Gulf and Egypt included, were pricing in a Clinton victory over the last couple of sessions, and instead they got Trump in the White House, but investors in the region then turned their focus on domestic factors especially in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.feedback

Bob Meyer

Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to Hussain's family in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, and his friends at UW-Stout. I want to make a personal appeal to anyone on campus or in the community who might have information that would help authorities locate the individual involved in the attack to come forward.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

This IPO is a very big policy priority for the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia. I think Saudi Arabia is incentivized to make this work.feedback

Nabil Boumensef

Lebanon is no longer a priority for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia no longer backs its allies in Lebanon, which has led to the weakening of its main ally in Lebanon – former Prime Minister Hariri.feedback

Michael Tran - RBC Capital Markets

Saudi Arabia shifted gears and abandoned the strategy of prioritizing market share simply because it proved ineffective. The Kingdom squandered market share in the U.S. and China and failed to increase its foothold in India.feedback

Jeffrey Halley

With both Iraq and Iran saying they won't be part of the cuts for various reasons, and Russia talking freezes not production cuts, the onus will fall on Saudi Arabia to pull any deal together. OPEC's Nov. 30 meeting suddenly seems like a long way away with seemingly half of the group wanting exemptions now.feedback

Hillel C. Neuer - United Nations

The re-election of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia - regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens - casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations.feedback

Jasper Lawler - CMC Markets

It's becoming increasingly clear that Saudi Arabia, along with the UAE and Kuwait will have to shoulder most of the output cut for it to have any chance of happening.feedback

Hillary Clinton

He has advocated more countries getting them. Japan, Korea, even Saudi Arabia. He's said if we have them, why don't we use them which I think is terrifying. But here's the deal. The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed.feedback

Tony Starkey - Bentek

Top importers into the U.S. saw volumes drop almost across the board, with notables such as Saudi Arabia showing the lowest imports since February, and Colombia showing a drop in imports of some 200 [million barrels per day] as well, its lowest level in a year.feedback

Masood Ahmed - International Monetary Fund

Some countries -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman -- start from a position where they have to make more of an adjustment to be able to balance their budget in five years. They all do have policies that they're articulating that will help them get there, but they will entail difficult choices.feedback

Donald J. Trump

All I said is that we have to renegotiate these agreements because our country cannot afford to defend Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, South Korea and many other places, we cannot continue to afford…She took that as saying nuclear weapons.feedback

Anita Yadav - Emirates NBD

With low oil prices, budget deficits are here to stay for a few years, and Saudi Arabia will need to approach international capital markets on a frequent basis.feedback

John Kerry

This is the time to implement a cease fire unconditionally and then move to the negotiating table,' U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after meeting in London with U.N. peace envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and his counterparts from Britain, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign in Yemen.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

I think that Saudi Arabia, OPEC and the Russians hope that yes some U.S. production will come back but $50 to $60 is probably not enough to resurrect the entire U.S. shale complex. I don't think they are aiming for $70 to $80, because I don't think they want to bring it all back.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The only problem as of today is (getting) agreements between Saudi Arabia and Iran. (Their) positions have got significantly closer.feedback

Robert McNally

They'll call that a freeze because they're cherry picking August's surge level, but that's smoke and mirrors. Really, what'll happen is Saudi Arabia is going back to a normal operating level – about 10.2, 10.1 – and we'll stay there through the spring, and they will hope the market shows signs of rebalancing on its own.feedback

Abdul Kadir Hussain

If you go down the list of Gulf Cooperation Council issuers, in terms of need and requirement to issue, at the top of the pile there's Saudi Arabia. At the bottom of the pile you have Kuwait and Dubai.feedback

Dima Jardaneh - Standard Chartered

The government has not mandated banks on the bond, which would suggest that they were targeting a later release post-the Saudi Arabia one.feedback

Anthony Kennedy

You certainly benefit from giving to your family. It ennobles you, and in a sense ... it helps you financially because you make them more secure.feedback

Michael Dreeben - Justice Department

The advantage that you receive is that you are able to make a gift with somebody else's property.feedback

Curtis Bradley

We may find that at the end of the day, after years of litigation, that the link is not sufficiently established even for Saudi Arabia.feedback

Erick Norland - CME Group

The Saudis will probably do their part but there will be a lot of temptation on the part of the other OPEC members to boost their production despite the agreement, which was what we saw happen frequently during the 1980s when OPEC used to limit their production but it was mainly Saudi Arabia that was cutting its production but the other members weren't really following through with their end of the deal.feedback

Stefan Grobe - Euronews

It was the first override of Barack Obama's presidency and a sharp setback for a long time US ally, Saudi Arabia. It also reflects the extent to which Saudi influence in Washington has waned. The tide is turning against Riyadh as one analyst put it. The glorious days of the Saudi-American friendship are over.feedback

Kathy Lien - BK Asset Management

With profits being squeezed the battle for market share can't go on and this deal ushers in a new period of co-operation between OPEC nations and specifically between Saudi Arabia and Iran. While we wouldn't be surprised by some back-pedalling between now and November, this is a historic moment and one that should have a lasting impact on the Canadian dollar.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

What is important is this is incredible to get this done. Saudi Arabia really had to give ground.feedback

Asim Jihad

Iraq is leading a mediation to bring the viewpoints of Saudi Arabia and Iran closer, in order to get out of the crisis and support oil prices. There are still some obstacles preventing an agreement.feedback

Lindsey Graham

If you want to lose Saudi Arabia as an ally, be careful what you wish for. They're the heart and soul of the Islamic world.feedback

James Kreindler

The facts are already so overwhelming. Saudi Arabia doesn't want to see this continue in the media or court...We're going to prevail. We are going to win. Either the Saudis will come to the table or we'll go to court and win there.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I think it's important to the United States to maintain as good a relationship with Saudi Arabia as possible, and I hope we'll defeat the resolution of disapproval of the arms sale.feedback

Mark W. Yusko - Morgan Creek Capital

There is more oil in the Permian and Delaware basins than in Saudi Arabia. We just didn't know how to get it. Technology has opened up the most unbelievable opportunity for many, many years.feedback

Habibullah Abulfazli

We don't have any problems with the people of Saudi Arabia. They are Sunnis and are our brothers. But the Al Saud family are puppets of Britain and America, they are fighting proxy wars against Shiites and against all Muslims.feedback

Ahmed al-Jazaily

Saudi Arabia now does not deal with the legitimate government (in Syria) but rather with individuals who are not recognized, and thus the responsibility for protecting these people falls on the Saudi government.feedback

Ahmed al-Jazaily

But if a pilgrim goes on his own, are his rights protected? If they faced a problem, where will they turn?feedback

William Hartung

The more recent deals that have involved resupplying Saudi Arabia with ammunition, bombs, and tanks to replace weaponry used up or damaged in the war in Yemen are no doubt driven in part by the effort to 'reassure' the Saudis that the U.S. will not tilt towards Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal.feedback

Adel Al-Jubeir

If there's a freeze, Saudi Arabia will go along with it and we are hoping there could be a meeting of the minds when this comes together. I believe again the spoiler will be the Iranians. You can't expect other countries to freeze while you reserve the right to increase your production. The Russian position is more in line with our position than not.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

People are so bearish at the moment and they just think OPEC has no credibility. Vladimir Putin was silent in the runup to Doha. He said nothing and the fact that he came out and praised Mohammed bin Salman saying this is the right thing to do, Putin's putting his personal capital in this and I think that's a different element.feedback

Connor Campbell - Spreadex

(The fall in oil) comes less than 24 hours after the black stuff has surged on news of an agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia to stabilise the oil market.feedback

Thina Margrethe Saltvedt - Nordea Bank

Saudi (Arabia) might have seen that it would be very difficult to get a freeze/cut agreement accepted within OPEC. Iran would not accept such an agreement and Saudi (Arabia) would not like to cut or freeze alone.feedback

Ayatollah Khamenei

Because of these (Saudi) rulers' oppressive behavior toward God's guests (pilgrims), the world of Islam must fundamentally reconsider the management of the two holy places and the issue of haj. They must not let those rulers escape responsibility for the crimes they have caused throughout the world of Islam.feedback

Robert Nunan - Mitsubishi Corporation

There's a feeling that the OPEC production freeze talks might result in something positive, but it's just talk. Either way, despite some increases in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, OPEC production seems to be flattening with the outages in Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela, knocking out about some 3 million barrels of daily production and no one is holding their breath they'll return soon.feedback

Art Hogan

We're kind of leaking out a little bit. Oil moved up 9 percent last week on OPEC and the prayer that Saudi Arabia would just do something on production in September. When that energy complex sells off, it does correlate on the downside. Now investors are as afraid of Janet Yellen saying something egregiously hawkish as can the S&P trade at 17 times in a 1.5 to 2 percent GDP growth environment.feedback

Art Hogan

I think [stocks] will be very much like this week. We'll have sell-offs that become muted and rallies that become muted. What could change it is more jawboning around Saudi Arabia and the September meeting and production cut rumors. That played itself out this week. We have a 9 percent gain in energy prices this week, almost all of it on that.feedback

Michael Cohen

I think the OPEC rumors are a side show to what's really going on within OPEC, between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I think tensions remain extremely high. Iran has not reached its peak production level. I think it's still about 200,000 barrels away.feedback

Mike Wittner - Société Générale

They didn't play nice in April but again al-Falih made a real effort to try to mend fences in June. The tone and the content of the statement is consistent. They weren't playing nice in April. That's when MBS (bin Salman) called (former oil minister Ali) al Naimi and said the deal is off.feedback

Matt Smith

OPEC members, including Venezuela, Ecuador and Kuwait, are said to be behind this latest reincarnation. But just like previous endeavours, it seems doomed to fail, given key OPEC members (think: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran) persist in their battle for market share, ramping up exports apace.feedback

Audrey Gaughran - Amnesty International

The dramatic rise in executions that we recorded in 2015 was down to huge increases, primarily huge increases, in just three countries – Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Together these three countries accounted for almost 90 percent of all the executions that we recorded in 2015, again, excluding China.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

They (Saudi Arabia) neither apologised nor did they pay any indemnities. They have not even sought consultation from other Muslims (for the handling of the haj) in subsequent years. They do not have any new plans for the future either.feedback

Ray Attrill

I don't think the markets are in any way, shape or form done with the downside in the sterling. We still think that $1.20 is a not unreasonable target given the size of effective like terms of trade shock. It's like Australia running out of gas or Saudi Arabia running out of oil, particularly in terms of how the financial services sector is potentially going to be impacted.feedback

Per Magnus Nysveen - Rystad Energy

There is little potential for future surprises in many other countries, but in the US there is. Three years ago the US was behind Russia, Canada and Saudi Arabia.feedback

Lalitha Kumaramangalam

He has demonstrated the patriarchal mindset that is prevalent in this country - unfortunately, he will get away with it.feedback

Neeraj Khandelwal - Twitter

It's our fault that we have given stardom to such a misogynistic idiot!feedback

Donald J. Trump

Radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American. Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!feedback

Monica Malik - Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

But the key is whether the plan can be implemented, and that will be difficult. It's not clear that the time scale is doable.feedback