Jubeir’s four minutes
We eagerly await Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s speeches, as they summarize extremely complicated regional situations accurately and succinctly
We eagerly await Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s speeches, as they summarize extremely complicated regional situations accurately and succinctly. During his recent press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry, he summed up Houthi violations in four minutes and 34 seconds.
He presented clear evidence and unquestionable statistics. He said the Houthis represent 10 percent of Yemen’s people and want to take over the country, noting that 50,000 Houthis want to control 27 million Yemenis.
Jubeir said the Houthis have used different types of missiles and deployed them along the Saudi border. He is an extension of Saudi diplomacy - one of its aims is to bring neutral people worldwide to its side, the right side.
The political rhetoric represented by late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s hour-long speeches (which were inconsiderate toward people), late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s legends, late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s parades, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorial discourse, has failed.
Saudi Arabia continues to adopt civil, direct and modern diplomatic rhetoric, which is represented by Jubeir’s speeches and appearances at different eventsTurki Aldakhil
Saudi Arabia continues to adopt civil, direct and modern diplomatic rhetoric, which is represented by Jubeir’s speeches and appearances at different events. Delivering many concepts with few words is eloquence.
This article was first published in Okaz on Aug. 29, 2016.
Turki Aldakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.