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Tillerson wants leverage against Saudi Arabia, but Trump wants Tillerson to do what he says.feedback
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Sep 20 2017
Saudi Arabia has been commented on by 364 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Saudi Arabia are: Helima Croft, Russ Jackson, Mohammed bin Salman and Michael Cohen. For instance, the most recent quote from Helima Croft is: “He has defied all of the skeptics with his staying power. I think he's going to be leading Saudi Arabia for the next few decades at this point.”.
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Khalid bin Salman

At the end of the day, our security is also very important to the United States.feedback

Khalid bin Salman

I think the relationship is stronger. The current administration understands the common threats and the common interests.feedback

Bob Corker

The ambassador and I had a productive meeting. He and his brother, the Crown Prince, will play an important role in modernizing the partnership between our countries, and I am hopeful they will make positive contributions that foster shared interests for regional security and stability.feedback

Khalid bin Salman

Our leadership is trying to balance that and make sure we move forward and make sure every citizen in Saudi Arabia moves forward with us. Some people are going to be in the driving seat, in the front seat, some people will be in the back seat.feedback

Salman al-Awdah

May God harmonize between their hearts for the good of their people.feedback

John Sfakianakis - Ashmore Group

Before, the approach was: 'Let's march ahead and push economic reform regardless of the pain'. That is changing because the reality on the ground paints a different picture.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I would be willing to be the mediator. I was telling the Emir before that if I can help between UAE and Saudi Arabia, where I have a very great relationship, I spoke with the King yesterday, King Salman, who is a friend of mine, and we spoke on unrelated subjects, but we had a long conversation. If I can help mediate between Qatar and, in particular, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, I would be willing to do so. And I think you'd have a deal worked out very quickly.feedback

Khaled al-Faisal

I am proud today to have offered these services and I am proud of all my brothers who participated and I am proud of each pilgrim who came to this land and assisted in the success of this season.feedback

Tawfiq al-Rabeeah

We are keen to offer excellent service so that the pilgrims return home in good health after completing the haj.feedback

Nasser Saidi

When you approach privatisation you have to have a legal and regulatory framework, which is not there yet in Saudi.feedback

Nasser Saidi

Having private control of education, perhaps with foreign involvement, would be revolutionary in Saudi Arabia. Would the investors want to have control of [the] curriculum? It could go against the whole culture and tradition of the kingdom.feedback

Mohammed al-Tuwaijri

One of our main objectives is to diversify the funding basis of Saudi Arabia. We will do that through access to investors or bodies of liquidity in the markets. China is by far one of the top markets. We will also access other technical markets in terms of unique funding opportunities, private placements, panda bonds and others. We will be very willing to consider funding in renminbi and other Chinese products, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (SS:601398) and other divisions have shown interest for us to do that.feedback

Jess Phillips

It is essentially giving up on trying to prosecute assaults. If you take your feminist cues from Saudi Arabia you've gone wrong.feedback

Heather Nauert

Now that it has been more than two weeks since the embargo started we are mystified that the Gulf states have not released to the Qataris nor to the public the details about the claims they are making toward Qatar. The more that time goes by the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Or were they about the long-simmering grievances between and among the GCC countries?feedback

Paul Mason

A proposed new anti-Brexit movement would attract neoliberals in thrall to flawed free market economics. In short, half the Conservative party. One Thursday night in the next couple of years we could go to sleep knowing that, by Friday morning, neoliberalism in Britain will be over. If a left-led Labour party comes to power, leading a coalition determined to scrap free market economics, that will be a good day for working people. It will be a bad day for Virgin Care, Portland Communications and Saudi Arabia.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

Today's vote total would have been unthinkable not long ago, but Congress is finally taking notice that Saudi Arabia is using US munitions to deliberately hit civilian targets inside Yemen.feedback

Bjarne Schieldrop - SEB Bank

This is the march toward the flattening of the curve. The major event now going forward is the Middle East and Asian refineries rushing back into operation and consuming more crude, just as Saudi Arabia says it will cut September deliveries to Asia.feedback

Ayoub Kara

Lately, almost all countries in our region have determined that Al Jazeera supports terrorism – supports religious radicalisation. Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt. We also intend to join them at a summit focused on regional, political, economic and even defence agreements.feedback

Jeffrey Halley

Inventories are showing massive drawdowns, Saudi Arabia seems intent on playing its role as the world's swing producer ahead of the Aramco IPO, impending sanctions on Venezuela by the US will almost certainly be oil price supportive with a weaker US dollar and conflict within Washington DC all lending a hand. There also appears to be less urgency by shale producers to hedge forward production for now which has snuffed out previous rallies.feedback

Khalid Albaih

Most people are saying we really want to comment or 'like' but we can't. It's quite notable that a lot of the intellectuals in the Emirates or Saudi [Arabia] are not even talking about the subject at all because they cannot say anything positive.feedback

Giorgos Beleris - Thomson Reuters

OPEC was swift to reaffirm its commitment in the production deal after Ecuador's announcement. The group vowed to tackle low compliance among its members, although it remains unclear how. Saudi Arabia continues to lift most of the weight of the cuts.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

The U.S. government will continue to aggressively counter Iran's ballistic missile-related activity, whether it be a provocative space launch, its development of threatening ballistic missile systems, or likely support to Yemeni Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia such as occurred this past weekend. These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran's ballistic missile program, and underscore the United States' deep concerns with Iran's continued development and testing of ballistic missiles and other provocative behavior.feedback

Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui

We are optimistic about ... compliance from OPEC and non-OPEC countries and we look forward to ... gradual improvements toward market balance. Saudi Arabia and Gulf states (have) an excellent track record of compliance to OPEC decisions and together with Iraq carry most of the cut.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We call on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar. There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade.feedback

Daniel Gerber

OPEC-14 supply is expected to exceed 33 million bpd in July which represents an increase of 145,000 bpd over June, driven by higher supply in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Nigeria. July volumes represent an increase of more than 600,000 bpd over the first-half 2017 average.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

We need to be more careful about the signaling, because we've seen that wrong signaling in the past few weeks in our region, particularly after the Riyadh summit, has caused a rather serious backlash in the region – not between U.S. allies and Iran, but among U.S. allies. So I believe it would be important to keep that in consideration, to understand the complexities of the situation.feedback

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

The weight of the evidence I have seen is that he was more injured in the assassination attempt than was admitted and that he then got onto a pain killer routine that was very addictive. I think that problem got progressively worse.feedback

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

You may have now such a concentration of power within one branch and within one individual who is also younger than so many of the cousins and sons of former kings that it may begin to create a situation where the family is out of whack.feedback

Raj Karia

This broadens the appeal of London for companies in countries like Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and southern Europe. There are a lot of companies globally which are state owned and will be privatised and in the run up to Brexit, London is appealing to the world outside of Europe.feedback

Shadi Hamid

The Brotherhood provides a different kind of religious legitimacy. It will remain the only long-term threat of importance to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.feedback

Tim Farron

It seems like the government, yet again, is putting our so called friendship with Saudi Arabia above our values. This shoddy decision is the latest in a long line where we have put profit over principle.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The agreement which we both have signed on behalf of our governments represents weeks of intensive discussions between experts and reinvigorates the spirit of the Riyadh summit. The memorandum lays out a series of steps that each country will take in coming months and years to interrupt and disable terror financing flows and intensify counter terrorism activities globally.feedback

Caroline Lucas

It's not good enough to simply let privy counsellors see this report – because such a rule excludes party leaders like myself who are trying to hold this government to account on this issue and shine a spotlight on the deep complicity between Whitehall and Riyadh.feedback

Ahmed Abu Zeid

It is unacceptable for the coalition to have amongst its members states that support terrorism or advocate for it in their media. The decision by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain to boycott Qatar – a coalition member – is in accordance with that principle.feedback

Hussein Al-Marri

I have returned from Saudi Arabia. I myself saw more than 100 dead camels on the road as well as hundreds of lost camels and sheep.feedback

Donald J. Trump

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 ... buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly. And yet you take their money.feedback

Saif Bin Ahmed Al-Thani

A full reading of that text will show that the intent of the 2013/14 agreements was to ensure that sovereign GCC nations be able cooperate within a clear framework. Their demands – that Qatar close down Al Jazeera, force the breakup of families, and pay 'compensation' – are demands that bear no relation to the Riyadh agreements. Further, at no point did Saudi Arabia or the UAE use the mechanisms in the Riyadh agreement to communicate their concerns to Qatar.feedback

Caroline Lucas

It's astonishing that the prime minister is claiming to clamp down on terrorist funding, yet seemingly failing to acknowledge that one of Britain's closest allies, Saudi Arabia, is at the heart of this global problem.feedback

Dan Jarvis

This report from the Henry Jackson Society sheds light on what are extremely worrying links between Saudi Arabia and the funding of extremism here in the UK. In the wake of the terrible and tragic terrorist attacks we've seen this year, it is vital that we use every tool at our disposal to protect our communities. This includes identifying the networks that promote and support extremism and shutting down the financial networks that fund it.feedback

Ahmed Abu Zeid

At the invitation of (Egyptian) Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, there will be a quartet meeting of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Cairo on Wednesday July 5 to follow up on the developing situation regarding relations with Qatar.feedback

Chase Untermeyer

Qatar clearly will reject these demands. The only thing I can possibly imagine would be to send away from Qatar representatives of various organizations and groups such as Hamas, that are not only obnoxious on their own sake, but are condemned by the United Nations and by the United States and other Western powers. That doesn't really bother Saudi Arabia because Hamas's chief target is Israel, but the fact is that if there were to be any kind of small bit of sacrifice, those kind of relationships can be easily done and not really affect the foreign policy of Qatar.feedback

Chase Untermeyer

Why should Qatar cut ties with Iran when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others among the blockading countries have their own ties with Iran? I can't overemphasize the importance of Al Jazeera. All of those other issues on the list are, I would think, secondary or tertiary compared to Al Jazeera. That is the one thing that most aggravates and has always aggravated the Saudis and the Egyptians and various other nations.feedback

Owen Jones

Thousands have died at the extremists’ hands. It is scandalous that Theresa May has not released a report into foreign funding. They export extremist ideology which menaces Britain’s national security. The hatred that is manufactured and disseminated within their kingdoms threatens the safety and indeed lives of everyone reading this article. From Saudi Arabia to Kuwait, they are key allies and partners of the British government, and the Tories are endeavouring to forge ever closer links with these despotic exporters of fanaticism. And now these same Tories are sitting on a report given to them last year which examines the foreign funding of extremists in the UK. After three murderous Islamist extremists attacks in the space of a few months, this is nothing short of a national scandal.feedback

Reza Marashi

We have to ... challenge the administration to explain why a handful of countries, Saudi Arabia and UAE, are not on the list. It's a haphazard application of a particular rule and until the details are flushed out, it might be a bridge too far to take the steps when a variety of other measures have been in place since 9/11.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Spoke yesterday with the King of Saudi Arabia about peace in the Middle-East. Interesting things are happening!feedback

Tim Farron

It is a scandal that the government are suppressing this report. The only conclusion you can draw is that they are worried about what it actually says. We hear regularly about the Saudi arms deals or ministers going to Riyadh to kowtow before their royal family, but yet, our government won't release a report that will clearly criticise Saudi Arabia.feedback

David Fyfe - International Energy Agency

I think the extent to which Saudi Arabia bled revenue during 2014-2016 forced them back to the Opec table before the job of really turning the screw on US shale and other non-Opec supply was completed. However, the production deal has at least staunched the cash hemorrhage for now.feedback

Tim Dove - Pioneer

I personally believe (the oil price) where we are right now is not sustainable. It comes in the form of two words: Saudi Arabia. They cannot have a scenario, which is $43 or $44 (per barrel) oil, and sustain their national budgets.feedback

Hesham Abo Jamee

I didn't see a risk of the reforms stalling or being reversed before, given the political backing behind them. But now the reforms can go ahead with more strength.feedback

Muhammad Alagil

The political transition was very smooth - we expect the reforms to continue.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Qatar has begun its careful review and consideration of a series of requests presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE. While some of the elements will be very difficult for Qatar to meet, there are significant areas which provide a basis for on-going dialogue leading to resolution. We believe our allies and partners are stronger when they are working together towards one goal which we all agree is stopping terrorism and countering extremism. Each country involved has something to contribute to that effort. A lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

He has defied all of the skeptics with his staying power. I think he's going to be leading Saudi Arabia for the next few decades at this point.feedback

Simon Henderson

MbS's appointment as crown prince should confirm the improved working relationship with Washington after the strains experienced during the Obama administration, chiefly over Iran and the nuclear deal. Future ties will not necessarily be harmonious.feedback

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

Turkey has come to Qatar's support and Iran is posturing as Qatar's ally, while Pakistan and Oman are again neutral. The king has complete authority and control. His choice of his favorite son is likely to provoke quiet muttering and complaining in the family and the clerical establishment, but not a challenge. The longer-term costs of upsetting the legitimacy of the line of succession in the midst of low oil prices and regional tensions are much more worrisome. The young prince is poised to inherit a kingdom under stress at home and abroad.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

We don't want to waste our lives in this whirlpool that we were in the past 30 years. We want to end this epoch now. We want, as the Saudi people, to enjoy the coming days and concentrate on developing our society and developing ourselves as individuals and families, while retaining our religion and customs.feedback

David Hearst - Middle East Eye

When father and son came to power after the death of King Abdullah, there was a hope that they could unite Sunnis and provide leadership when it was sorely needed. Instead, they may have fragmented and polarized it beyond repair.feedback

Robert Malley

His view is that Saudi Arabia absorbed those blows and now there's no reason to absorb them anymore.feedback

Sumaya Fayad

Something is definitely happening here. It feels different. I don't feel as limited anymore. There has been progress in personal freedoms, because we don't fear as much anymore.feedback

Madawi al-Rasheed

What we are seeing is not a reform programme at all. It is cosmopolitan liberalisation. The Wahhabi traditions are deeply embedded in a system that is repressing its own people. They are doing what other dictators do, in allowing certain personal freedoms to make people forget about the big picture.feedback

Talal Malik

He has made significant inroads in winning the support of one, if not the, key demographic in the kingdom – its youth, who wish to contribute to building a modern and dynamic G20 country.feedback

Talal Malik

During the recent Riyadh summit, three Islamic scholars [from different branches of Islam] addressed a social media conference comprised of largely Saudi young men and women. The new crown prince … was effectively patronising a global and dynamic vision of Sunni Islam in the kingdom, and showcasing it for Saudi youth as representing their future.feedback

Madawi al-Rasheed

But the problem for them [the ruling family] is that it is an accurate assessment to say that Wahhabism is a doctrine that has underpinned the actions of the Islamic State. Saudi religious fatwas and opinions have been used to encourage people to join terror groups.feedback

Madawi al-Rasheed

This has been going on since King Abdullah became king in 2005. Since Salman came to power, we see signs that they are trying to redefine Wahhabism [an ultra-conservative interpretation of Sunni Islam] as a limited religious tradition responsible for personal piety, but having no business whatsoever on the way the kingdom is run.feedback

Heather Nauert

The more that time goes by, the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Were the actions really about their concerns about Qatar's alleged support for terrorism, or were they about the long-simmering grievances between and among the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries?feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

The key question is what comes next in this quest to counter Iranian influence? Is the Qatar blockade simply the opening act in a broader anti-Iranian offensive? Having President Trump in the White House probably means that MBS will encounter minimal push-back from Washington and a far freer hand to police his neighborhood.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

We contend the region could witness more near-term volatility and heightened risk of military confrontation. The political risk premium may therefore be set to stage a comeback. This is a big generational shift in Saudi Arabia. I used to talk about 70 being young for a Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia. To have 31-year old Crown Prince is a decisive break with past practice. To move aside Mohammed bin Nayef, the counter terrorism czar, the figure of the establishment, this is ground breaking for Saudi Arabia. The question is can Mohammed bin Salman deliver on his big reform plans?feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

The rise of MBS will also likely mean even more hawkish foreign policy moves from Saudi Arabia and more intensified efforts to confront Iran.feedback

Peter Sluglett

Generally speaking, the (royal) succession has proceeded in a fairly orderly manner, first through sons of the Kingdom's founder Abdulaziz and then to grandsons more or less in order of age, so this is quite a shocker in terms of precedence.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

They have some time to deal with this downtrend in prices as long as they can get prices on a better path in 2018 so I think they can sit tight, let the cuts play out, let the inventories draw down and I don't think they're worried about the next couple of weeks. I think they're playing for 2018.feedback

Amrita Sen

Even if foreign policy were to remain aggressive, we don't see any change in oil policy yet. If anything, with the initial public offering (IPO) the center stage, the Kingdom needs higher prices.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

The rise of MbS (Mohammed bin Salman) will likely mean even more hawkish foreign policy moves from Saudi Arabia and more intensified efforts to confront Iran. Under MbS's watch the kingdom has launched a costly war in Yemen and spearheaded a surprise blockade of fellow GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member Qatar. The key question is what comes next in this quest to counter Iranian influence? Is the Qatar blockade simply the opening act?feedback

Monica Malik - Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

We do not expect to see any major changes to key areas of policy, including economic – Prince Mohammed bin Salman has already been driving the economic agenda and the push to transform and liberalize the economy.feedback

Kristian Ulrichsen

MbS is very popular among Saudi youth and has a window of opportunity to try and reshape the Kingdom through Vision 2030. If he succeeds, he could be on the throne for decades.feedback

Paul Stevens - Chatham House

The problem is he is unpredictable, and it is not clear who he is relying on for advice.feedback

John Sfakianakis - Ashmore Group

The change is a huge boost to the economic reform programme... Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is its architect.feedback

Max Wolman - Aberdeen Asset Management

But if the likes of Bahrain, Oman or even Saudi Arabia were to issue these days, I think there would be a slight risk premium of 10 to 15 basis points in the primary to the secondary market because of current political uncertainty.feedback

Camilo Mora

The heat means that we are becoming prisoners in our own homes – you go to Houston, Texas in the summer and there's no-one outside. Also, the increased use of air conditioning means that electrical grids fail, as has happened in New York City, Australia and Saudi Arabia. We need to prevent heatwaves rather than just trying to adapt to them.feedback

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

He could be there for 50 years. If you look at it positively, it is basically setting Saudi Arabia's course into the 21st century.feedback

Bassel Khatoun

Inclusion in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index would be a transformative catalyst not just for Saudi Arabia's stock market but for exchanges throughout the entire region. With approximately $2 trillion in active and passively managed money tracking it, MSCI's EM Index is a significant dictator of equity market flows. Inclusion into MSCI EM will put Saudi, and the MENA region, firmly on the radar of international investors.feedback

Mohamad al-Hajj

Local funds, which have been somewhat sceptical of MSCI putting Riyadh on review, reacted to the comments made by the vice chairman.feedback

Majid Aqababai

Saudi Arabia fired on two fishing boats, leading to the death of one of the fishermen.feedback

Majid Aqababai

The people who came face to face with the powers of (Saudi Arabia) were simple fishermen who had fishermen boats.feedback

Floyd Pinto

[Singapore] are miles apart [from Saudi Arabia in terms of quality] but hopefully we can control the game in the second half. We can be much more effective in the final third and score more goals. We usually don't concede more than two goals against any side. So that's something we can work on.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

We'd like to begin, if you will, by discussing the situation in the middle East. As you know, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Emirates have broken off their diplomatic relations with Qatar. This is a region of the world in which you do business and in which you are active. If this diplomatic crisis deteriorated, would it begin to impact your organisation?feedback

Mark Hamrick

Amazon is smart about mining data. They own data like Saudi Arabia has crude oil. Data is going to become only more (important) for those in grocery store business.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

I think that this completely un-nuanced alliance that this administration is constructing with Saudi Arabia has both sides of the aisle increasingly concerned.feedback

Jack Ablin

I was in the camp that oil prices would stay $45 and above just because I felt like Saudi Arabia would sit at home and eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to keep that oil price high in anticipation of the Aramco IPO. This last little downtrend is somewhat disturbing because we have reached that 45 number.feedback

Ramazan Sharif

The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message. Obviously and clearly, some reactionary countries of the region, especially Saudi Arabia, had announced that they are trying to bring insecurity into Iran.feedback

Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa

All the minutes and all the discussion that has been discussed today will be put on the table at the EXCO meeting next month. As I said, you know, my personal feeling will be November-December. We will see.feedback

Noura Al Kaabi

The great reactions or as they call it escalations with regard to the crisis with Qatar, are just accumulated for the past 20 years and there have been a lot of issues that we as a government addressed in many meetings and as well in many occasions with regards to Qatar's government policy. In 2014, there was a commitment from Qatar, a signed commitment, during the days of King Abdallah (of Saudi Arabia) Those commitments have stipulated conditions that were not met, promises that were not met.feedback

Suleyman Sensoy

Obviously Qatar is being punished by certain countries, I think the mounting anger from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the United States toward Qatar's policies has triggered this crisis . Turkey will continue to rely on bilateral or multilateral diplomacy in an attempt to get the situation back to normal.feedback

Peter Bergen

He was early to point out that the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderating force in the Middle East, and that, of course, is not how it's interpreted in Saudi Arabia, where it's banned, or in Egypt, where it's criminalized.feedback

Scott Paul

The steps that Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to take are irrelevant because they will not keep seven million people in Yemen from tipping into famine or stem the tide of cholera.feedback

Mustafa Sejari

God forbid if this crisis is not contained I predict ... the situation in Syria will become tragic because the factions that are supported by (different) countries will be forced to take hostile positions towards each other. We urge our brothers in Saudi Arabia and Qatar not to burden the Syrian people more than they can bear.feedback

Andrea Prasow - Human Rights Watch

Nearly half of the U.S. Senate sent an overwhelmingly clear message to Riyadh that if it wants to return to a time of unequivocal U.S. support, it needs to stop killing civilians in Yemen. The Trump administration should take notice and use this statement as an opportunity to press the Saudis to change their behavior in Yemen – to focus on protecting civilians, and to be transparent about its conduct in this devastating war.feedback

Dave Roberts

It takes until 2008 for Saudi Arabia to really digest the notion that Qatar is a fully independent state.feedback

John Oliver

You can roll your eyes all you like, Theresa, but your evening just found a way to get a lot worse. And for the record, Lord Buckethead is an intergalactic space lord who ran on a platform of, among other things, the abolition of the House of Lords (except me)' and 'stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, start buying lasers from Lord Buckethead. And he did this all while looking like Darth Vader fucked an Amazon Echo.feedback

Boris Johnson

Qatar is a partner of the UK in the fight against terrorism but they urgently need to do more to address support for extremist groups, building on the steps they have already taken to tackle funding to those groups. I am also concerned by some of the strong actions which Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have taken against an important partner, and urge them to ease the blockade on Qatar. I call on all states to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and to find a rapid resolution through mediation.feedback

Ivanka Trump

He loves it. I mean talk about impact. You saw the results of so much of his hard work on display in Saudi Arabia and Israel, and subsequently in Rome. There is a 24-hour news cycle that gets fed and encourage by salacious details, but at the end of the day, we're focused on the work, and that's very true for Jared. He's just somebody who likes to gets things done.feedback

Russ Jackson

Hashem Abedi, the brother of Salman Abedi, left the country at the same time as the attack on the 15th April. Hashem Abedi is currently detained in Libya, there is much media reporting about what he has said in Libya and we wish to interview him in relation to this attack. We have tracked him buying nuts from a DIY store that were used for shrapnel as well as the tin which we believe the explosive was placed in. He has also been tracked going to and from the Banff Road area of Rusholme. Our enquiries show that the assembly of the device is likely to have been by Abedi himself.feedback

Russ Jackson

Some of those arrested and now released have offered accounts which explain innocent contact with Abedi and we are, at this time, satisfied with these explanations. However, this has taken a considerable amount of time to work through to ensure we are satisfied and that the risk to the public has been considered. As more information comes in it will be acted upon immediately. We continue to appeal for the help of the public in tracking Abedi's movements and have released more images of him and the car to try and jog people's memories of sightings.feedback

Russ Jackson

It will continue at its current pace as we work to understand the full extent of the involvement of anyone else. We will be speaking with more people. Work around CCTV, financial transactions and telephone contacts will continue as we piece together the movements of Abedi in fine grain detail.feedback

Russ Jackson

Our enquiries show that the assembly of the device is likely to have been by Abedi himself. What is less clear is whether he acted alone in obtaining the materials for the device before he left the country on 15 April and whether others knew or were complicit in the storage of materials knowing what was being planned. Each of the 20 detained people have been interviewed many times and they have been questioned about their associations and contacts with Abedi.feedback

Russ Jackson

We have tracked him buying nuts from a DIY store that were used for shrapnel as well as the tin which we believe the explosive was placed in. He has also been tracked going to and from the Banff Road area of Rusholme. It is in Rusholme where the white Micra was found and in it considerable evidence. The Micra contained materials for bomb making and Abedi is forensically linked to the car. Our enquiries show that the assembly of the device is likely to have been by Abedi himself.feedback

Simon Kitchen

There are a wide range of factors that will dictate the market's direction over the next couple of years, not all of them necessarily positive.feedback

Sandeep Srinivas

The process is gradual, but the boost to liquidity and market capitalisation in Saudi will make some institutions which have been hesitating decide to enter.feedback

Simon Kitchen

Will global emerging market funds be underweight or overweight Saudi Arabia? We think an overweight on Saudi Arabia will depend on the successful implementation of the reform programme and will be gradual, hence active flow estimates should err on the side of caution.feedback

Asha Mehta

Saudi Arabia will become tied to significant global capital flows. The market could be larger than Turkey, larger than Thailand, possibly larger than Mexico.feedback

Russ Jackson

We have identified contact with Abedi that occurred close to the attack time and in some cases the presence of people of interest to the inquiry in Manchester city centre on the evening of the attack. Although this is not the case for every person, it is factors such as these that have led us to make arrests. Some of those arrested and now released have offered accounts which explain innocent contact with Abedi and we are, at this time, satisfied with these explanations.feedback

Russ Jackson

Hashem Abedi is currently detained in Libya. There is much media reporting about what he has said in Libya and we wish to interview him in relation to this attack. This was a premeditated, calculated and vicious attack. It was planned carefully and has caused devastation and heartbreak to so many. We have a massive team still working flat-out on it and there are critical lines of inquiry at home and abroad which we will relentlessly pursue.feedback

Russ Jackson

This is very much a live criminal investigation moving at considerable speed. It is a terrorism investigation relating to 22 murders and multiple attempted murders. It will continue at its current pace as we work to understand the full extent of the involvement of anyone else. We will be speaking with more people. Work around CCTV, financial transactions and telephone contacts will continue as we piece together the movements of Abedi in fine-grain detail.feedback

Donald J. Trump

To do that, stop funding, stop teaching hate and stop the killing. For Qatar, we want you back among the unity of responsible nations. We ask Qatar and other nations in the region to do more and do it faster. I want to thank Saudi Arabia and my friend King Salman and all of the countries who participated in that very historic summit. It was truly historic. There has never been anything like it before and, perhaps, there never will be again. Hopefully it will be the beginning of the end of funding terrorism. It will, therefore, be the beginning of the end to terrorism. No more funding.feedback

Jonathan Chadwick

At 10.31pm on May 22 2017 a man subsequently identified as Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device in the Manchester Arena complex in Manchester city centre. The device had been contained in a rucksack he was carrying on his back.feedback

Ben Rhodes

Trump - friend of Putin, Sissi, Salman, Duterte, Erdogan - will cite human rights to justify hurting the Cuban people.feedback

Jonathan Chadwick

The device [used] had been contained in a rucksack he [Salman Abedi] was carrying on his back. It was packed with a massive number of small metal objects which on detonation flew through the air at high velocity in all directions.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We call on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade on Qatar. We're seeing shortages of food [in Qatar], families are being forcibly separated, and children pulled out of school - we believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this holy month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Our expectation is that these countries will immediately take steps to de-escalate the situation and put forth a good faith effort to resolve their grievances they have with each other. We call on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland. Proxies attack what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy.feedback

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi - Newsweek

Qataris are questioning whether this is going to end up in seeing a change in leadership itself in Qatar. The Qataris should not count on that base as being a guarantee or sort of American protection when it comes to conflict with Saudi Arabia. I think the Americans would choose to side with Saudi Arabia over any other country in the region.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think the current situation is one of putting a little more pressure on Qatar to try to get it to conform with the agreements that they arrived at just very recently in Riyadh.feedback

Anwar Gargash

The Iranian government should not use the attack in a very polarized situation against Saudi Arabia or claim that Saudi Arabia is somehow linked to the attack, because it isn't. It's an attack on civilians that is a crime and that should be condemned by all civilized people.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We do need to have some difficult conversations starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fueled extremist ideology.feedback

Donald J. Trump

During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding …. extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism! Qatar, which hosts the U.S. Central Command, is a crucial strategic partner.feedback

Karim Sadjadpour - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

It's in U.S. interests to try and compel Tehran and Riyadh to address their differences and cooperate against ISIS. Acrimony and distrust between Iran and Saudi Arabia only causes more civilian casualties in Syria and Yemen, more refugees pouring into Europe, and more Sunni and Shia radicalism. In lieu of a grand strategy, our Iran policy must be sophisticated and nimble enough to cooperate when possible, counter when necessary, and contain intelligently, until the Islamic republic's internal contradictions force a course correction.feedback

Ozgur Unluhisarcikli

The countries allied with Saudi Arabia want to see Qatar capitulate.feedback

Mohamed al-Mosfer

This has been planned since 2014 but only came out after the Riyadh summit.feedback

Sean Spicer

The United States continues to be in close communication with all the parties to resolve the issues and restore cooperation, which is so important to regional security. The U.S. still wants to see this issue de-escalated and resolved immediately, in keeping with the principles that the president laid out in terms of defeating terror financing and extremism. The president had a very, very constructive conversation with the emir during his visit to Riyadh. His message of toughness on terror finance is being heeded by countries in the region.feedback

Donald J. Trump

During my recent trip to the Middle East, I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. We are friends, we've been friends now for a long time . . . our relationship is extremely good. One of the things we will discuss is the [Qatari] purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment . . . It's an honor to be with you.feedback

Donald J. Trump

During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding, extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar, . Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism! The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think in terms of the president's message in Riyadh, remember, was to motivate all of the Arab and Muslim nations worldwide and the Arab Muslim summit that all nations needed to take action against extremism and take action to also terminate the support, financial support, in any ways that they can.feedback

Simon Mabon

This (GCC) is an autonomous body albeit a body that has increasingly over the past decade or so been increasingly reliant upon security and I think in the past week or so, with President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia we thought there was this greater unity between the GCC states and between the West, particularly the U.S. and the GCC.feedback

Ahmad Majidyar

Tehran views the heightening tension between Qatar and other regional Arab powers as an opportunity to weaken the Gulf Cooperation Council and the U.S.-Arab alliance created during Trump's last trip to Riyadh to fight terrorism and counter Iran and its proxies in the region.feedback

Amin Saikal

It can accelerate its relationship with Turkey and Iran, who have already said they are happy to help to compensate for the boycott. That will place the U.S. in a serious dilemma. The U.S. has major military bases in Qatar but at the same time, it wants to maintain close ties with Saudi Arabia.feedback

Derek Chollet

Both [the U.S. and Saudi Arabia] have an incentive to herald this as a new era in Gulf cooperation. I see this as largely continuity.feedback

Robbie Kruse

I'm sure we'll get the result we need [against Saudi Arabia] because we've been building the way we've been playing, this structure that we've been playing.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

You cannot protect the public on the cheap. The police and security services must get the resources they need, not 20,000 police cuts. Theresa May was warned by the Police Federation but she accused them of 'crying wolf'. We do need to have some difficult conversations, starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fuelled extremist ideology. It is no good Theresa May suppressing a report into the foreign funding of extremist groups. We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to these terror networks, including Isis, here and in the Middle East.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May was warned by the Police Federation but she accused them of crying wolf. Yes, we do need to have some difficult conversations, starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fuelled extremist ideology. It is no good Theresa May suppressing a report into the foreign funding of extremist groups. We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to terror networks, including Isis, here and in the Middle East.feedback

Igor Sechin - Rosneft

To put it mildly, the Indian market goes through very positive dynamics right now. I like Essar. It was a challenging project . . . [but] this project is really a gem, a jewel among our projects. There are three regulators in the modern world. First is the American oil market, which produces 9.3m barrels per day. Then Saudi Arabia. And then Russia. So co-ordination of those three leaders, would certainly be beneficial for the market, for the companies, for the shareholders, for everyone.feedback

Virendra Chauhan

There is not much geopolitical risk premium priced into oil right now, (but) if tensions do ratchet higher between the key members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq, then the market will start paying attention to this.feedback

Will Horton - CAPA Centre for Aviation

There is a wider impact than Qatar Airways not being able to land in markets like Saudi and UAE since those markets are significant sources for transfer traffic. A Riyadh passenger may not be able to connect to Bangkok via Doha and a Dubai passenger could not get to London via Doha.feedback

Tim Farron

We call on the government to ... conduct an investigation into foreign funding and support of extremist and terrorist groups in the UK. He rang me back within the hour. He made it clear he had spoken to the home secretary and said it would definitely be published. He was not equivocal about it and he had time to speak to May before he rang me back. The Conservatives' evasion of this critical security issue reveals just how desperate they are to seek post-Brexit trade deals with dodgy regimes like Saudi Arabia.feedback

Saj Ahmed - StrategicAero Research

Airspace will be impacted by flights being re-routed, especially for Qatar Airways who will no longer be allowed to use the expansive airspace of Saudi Arabia on flights to Europe and North America. Equally, the litany of narrowbody jets that Qatar Airways has to park which can't be used for intra-GCC flights will hit operations at Doha since ramp space will be at a premium – this could lead to flight delays and incur more costs.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think what we're witnessing is a growing list of irritants in the region that have been there for some time, and they've bubbled up so that countries have taken action in order to have those differences addressed. I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified – the united – fight against terrorism in the region or globally. All of those parties you mentioned have been quite unified in the fight against terrorism and the fight against Daesh, Isis, and have expressed that most recently in the summit in Riyadh.feedback

Tim Farron

We have a government anti-terrorism engagement strategy that isn't trusted and doesn't listen to communities, even when they do try to speak out about those – like Salman Abedi – who are considered a danger. In the choice between ineffective mass surveillance, and investment in the sort of intelligence we are told is best – on the ground and closest to our communities, trusted and appreciated – Theresa May chose the former through the Investigatory Powers Act.feedback

Tim Farron

Theresa May now has a choice. Does she publish that report or keep it hidden? Theresa May talks of the need to have some difficult and sometimes embarrassing conversations. That should include exposing and rooting out the source funding of terror, even it means difficult and embarrassing conversations with those like Saudi Arabia that the government claims are our allies.feedback

Aaron Mooy

Maybe they'll [Saudi Arabia] sit off a bit more because they don't really need to win.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

You cannot protect the public on the cheap. We do need to have some difficult conversations, starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fuelled extremist ideology. It is no good Theresa May suppressing a report into the foreign funding of extremist groups. We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to these terror networks, including Isis, here and in the Middle East. The mass murderers who brought terror to our streets in London and Manchester want our election to be halted.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

We must resist Islamophobia and division and turn out on 8th June united in our determination to show our democracy is strong. And, yes, we do need to have some difficult conversations, starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fueled extremist ideology. The mass murderers who brought terror to our streets in London and Manchester want our election to be halted. They want democracy halted. They want their violence to overwhelm our right to vote in a fair and peaceful election and to go about our lives freely.feedback

Muhammad Amir Rana

The government has to find a way to completely ban individuals and groups (suspected of terrorist activity) from operating. This is the only way. Many banned organizations have very traditional methods of collecting money. They go to Saudi Arabia or the United Kingdom, for example, and go into mosques.feedback

Russ Jackson

This is potentially a significant development in the investigation. The car is a white Nissan Micra that has been located at Devell Court, not far from Banff Road. We are very interested in anything people can tell us about the movements of this car, and who was in it, over the past months. We are also interested in any information about who may have had access to the car or who may have gone to and from it. We are still working to track the movements of Salman Abedi and have already released a number of images of him, in the hope that they will jog people's memories.feedback

Karim Sadjadpour - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Iran's regional strategy has been consistent for four decades, regardless of who is president of the country. Opposition to the U.S. and Israel hasn't changed, and opposition to Saudi Arabia has intensified.feedback

Jens Spahn

German society due to the migration of recent years has a need to reassure itself and to define what's indispensable for it. A healthy patriotism . . . is something that Germans are struggling with based on their history, something they are slowly and carefully developing. People who think their wife should be fully veiled should go find another country. I don't want to see fully veiled women. Those who want that should stay in Saudi Arabia.feedback

Caroline Lucas

The first rule of leadership is to show up. Why is Britain the biggest arms dealer in the world? Arms sales to Saudi Arabia cannot be justified on the grounds of this being good for industry! Were you wrong then or are you wrong now? We can't trust you!feedback

Justen Glad

Especially the last game, against Saudi Arabia, was kind of a wake-up call that every game at this point is challenging and every team can beat any team. So we just have to come out every game with the same mentality.feedback

Bart Melek - TD Securities

The key issue is it hasn't really been able to manifest. If you believe what Saudi Arabia said, they're going to try to target the inventories in the U.S., and there will probably be steeper declines because they're going to limit their exports.feedback

Ange Postecoglou

June is a big month and we will need to test that depth but initially our focus is solely on the World Cup Qualifier against Saudi Arabia at Adelaide Oval on June 8.feedback

Russ Jackson

We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything dangerous, but would ask people to be cautious. Anybody with information about the whereabouts of the case between 18 and 22 May should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline in confidence on 0800 789 321.feedback

Erna Solberg

Who rules the world? Riyadh vs Bergen. I do not know what they thought on the top image. On the bottom picture, the (prime ministers from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland) are holding a ball with sustainability targets. We hope they will be a roadmap for the future. We didn't even think about it when we took the picture.feedback

Russ Jackson

We still have a number of people in custody and we will be seeking to extend the custody of some of them as we work to understand what has gone on and whether Abedi was helped. Much of the investigation has been painstakingly working through Salman Abedi's last movements. We have done this by examining his movements on CCTV and other interactions he has had whether it be with people or the phone calls he has made. With specialist support we have also have a good understanding of the likely component parts of the bomb and where these came from.feedback

Tom Brake

As home secretary at the time, your department was one of those leading on the report. Eighteen months later, and following two horrific terrorist attacks by British-born citizens, that report still remains incomplete and unpublished. It is no secret that Saudi Arabia in particular provides funding to hundreds of mosques in the UK, espousing a very hardline Wahhabist interpretation of Islam. It is often in these institutions that British extremism takes root.feedback

Sean Spicer

The visit also included historic economic development deals for the United States, totalling well over half a trillion dollars and the creation of tens of thousands of American jobs. These deals included an immediate $110billion (£86billion) investment, which will grow to $350billion (£272billion) over the next 10 years in defence cooperation from Saudi Arabia that will further enable Muslim troops to take on a greater role in further fighting terrorism.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

We are doing our best in dialogue with the administration and Congress to make the U.S. understand that funding development aid, funding foreign policy in general, funding organizations like the U.N., is also in the interests of the American people. It's not only the Russias and the Chinas that are occupying the ground; if you look at Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, the regional powers in many parts of the world - when the big powers leave some space they will occupy it.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We support political contacts, contacts between defence ministries, we work together on sorting difficult situation, including in Syria.feedback

Stuart Jones

But the fact that it wasn't featured in the speech doesn't mean that it's not part of the bilateral dialogue and it's not a part of what we're constantly talking about. And I think the fact that, you know, you can argue that by taking it out of the public debate and having those conversations directly and quietly will be more effective.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We are grateful to you for your ideas and the joint work between OPEC and the countries which are not part of the cartel. We support political contacts, contacts between defense ministries. We work together on sorting out difficult situations, including in Syria.feedback

Hope Hicks

Mr. Kushner was acting in his capacity as a transition official and had many similar discussions with foreign representatives after the election. In these meetings, Mr. Kushner worked to build relationships that would help advance the president's foreign policy goals. For example, he also started conversations with leaders from Saudi Arabia that led to the president's recent successful international trip.feedback

Russ Jackson

Our inquiries show Abedi himself made most of the purchases of the core components and what is becoming apparent is that many of his movements and actions have been carried out alone during the four days from him landing in the country and committing this awful attack. With specialist support we have also have a good understanding of the likely component parts of the bomb and where these came from. We are especially keen to find out why he kept going back to the Wilmslow Road area and we need to find the blue suitcase which he used during these trips.feedback

Stephan Bierling

Europeans think they are now being treated worse by Trump than countries like Russia or Saudi Arabia. Given her experience with the Cold War, Merkel has long upheld and defended American ideals. But the belief in shared values has been shattered by the Trump administration.feedback

Mohammed bin Salman

The relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia are going through one of their best moments ever. We have a lot of common grounds. As far as our disagreements are concerned, we have a clear mechanism of how to overcome them. We are moving forward quickly and in a positive way. The most important thing is that we are succeeding in building a solid foundation to stabilise oil markets and energy prices.feedback

Russ Jackson

We continue to track the final movements of Salman Abedi and are particularly interested in his whereabouts between 18 and 22 May 2017. We believe Abedi was in possession of this case in the days before the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May. I want to stress that this is a different item than the one he used in the attack. We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything dangerous, but would ask people to be cautious. Did you see Abedi with this suitcase between the 18 and 22 May 2017? Where did you see him with it during that time?feedback

Russ Jackson

We believe Abedi was in possession of this case in the days before the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, May 22. I want to stress that this is a different item than the one he used in the attack. This image was taken from CCTV in the city centre on May 22.feedback

Russ Jackson

We continue to track the final movements of Salman Abedi and are particularly interested in his whereabouts between May 18 and 22, 2017. We know he visited the Wilmslow Road area of Manchester and was also seen in Manchester city centre with the blue suitcase. We are now more than seven days into the investigation into the tragic events of last Monday night at the Manchester Arena.feedback

Ibrahim Hooper

Given all the Islamophobic rhetoric, appointments and anti-Muslim policy proposals, it sends the message American Muslims are not worthy to engage. In Saudi Arabia, President Trump never mentioned the millions of Muslim Americans and their contributions to society. He and his policy people view Islam and Muslims as a foreign issue, or a security issue.feedback

Gareth Stansfield

Traditionally an al-Qaida-associated group would have nothing to do or little in common with Isis. In Syria they've fought pretty ferociously between themselves. They have some quite serious theological and ideological differences. But in recent years, boundaries have become more fluid, especially as situations in Libya and Syria have become far more complex and convoluted. Isis and al-Qaida are enemies and competitors but as pressure is brought to bear on both of them they have more in common than separates them.feedback

Gareth Stansfield

I use a virus analogy. In disease terms al-Qaida is Spanish flu. It's always there and can flare up in dangerous ways. You never fully eradicate it and it's very durable. Isis is a bit like Ebola. It fires up all of a sudden, burns extremely brightly, but is too destructive and kills itself.feedback

Neil Basu

As a result of the arrests and searches which have taken place we now have many further lines of enquiry. We already have more than 1,500 actions we are pursuing. This is still a live investigation which is not slowing down. Our priorities are to understand the run up to this terrible event and to understand if more people were involved in planning this attack.feedback

Mohammed Shafiq

He was glorifying terrorism. His extremism, his rhetoric, was an issue of concern, so much that this person reported it.feedback

Byron Gibbs

I never go there to talk to them, I don't have my hair cut there. I don't know if they are Libyan but I know they are Arab. Everyone round here has noticed that the shop has not opened since Monday and they usually open every day, including Sundays. I have seen him a few times just walking past in the street. I don't know if he used this barbershop or he is involved with anyone there. We're all shocked around here about what happened on Monday and how close we are to all this. You don't know who these people are.feedback

Mohamed El-Hudarey

He didn't hear from him again until around six weeks later, when he rang him at midnight. He told Aiman that he needed to leave right away. He left the key with neighbours.feedback

Mohammed Fadl

There was definitely nothing too apparent or obvious. To my knowledge and many in this community, that's the general impression. If we saw it we would have said something. He was very isolated. Always. Very few people in the community here were close to him and therefore Salman's fanaticism wasn't something the community was aware of. Even if the families knew about their sons' ideologies or affiliations, they wouldn't talk but keep it to themselves.feedback

David Videcette

This is not something you can just put together by reading a book or watching a YouTube video. He will have spent time at a camp somewhere, possibly in Libya, being shown how to do it. But once you have the skills and the materials, assembling the device itself can be done fairly quickly.feedback

Salman Abedi

He did what he did in revenge, and in love for Islam. 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

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

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

Alan Kinsey

They have not been there for quite a while. Different people come and go.feedback

Alan Kinsey

There was a large Iraqi flag hanging out the window but we never thought anything or it, We thought it was about football or a protest at home or something. It was terrifying. About thirty of them arrived in camouflage and riot gear and removed the wooden fence between two properties.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