The United States and Saudi Arabia have forged a long and deep cooperative relationship in recent years. Before Donald Trump took office as President, the agreement always had a good impact on both countries, maybe even other countries.
Unfortunately, the murder case of The Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has yet to be revealed. Some reports claim that the veteran journalist died horribly while in the office of the Saudi Consulate, Istanbul. However, some evidence failed to explain all that. So the US seems difficult to get a study that is so real and accurate.
In the era of Donald Trump, the case is still being investigated and if it is proven that Arab citizens did this, then he has set the most severe sentence. Behind all that, the case has an impact on the business sector. And the fear of the US if the business field stops, we have outlined the negative impacts in the following description.
- Oil Price Cuts
It is known that Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil producer. According to OPEC oil producer records, Arab already has oil reserves of around 18%. This makes the country look advanced and more respected in the international sphere. If indeed the US intends to investigate the evidence for Khashoggi’s death, then the Arab government will not hesitate to cut off the export-import relationship of oil. And it will adversely affect a number of other major countries.
- Armed Forces Needs
In 2017, Saudi Arabia was also the country that received the third largest budget in terms of armed forces needs. As explained by the Stockho International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the US and the Arabs have established a cooperative relationship to allocate funds of around US$ 110 billion or equivalent to Rp. 1.667 trillion. On the other hand, it will also increase to US$ 350 over the next 10 years. Arabs are also ready to switch cooperative relations with Russia and China if the US does not act consistently.
- High Security Level
British Prime Minister Theresa May had emphasized that Saudi Arabia’s military forces had contributed greatly to Western countries, including US territories in following up on terrorism cases. Even if they act less firmly against Yemen, it is not a policy between countries. This will be a threat to the US if it is still struggling with sanctions on cases that can be handled by local countries.
- Engage in Rebellion Conflict
Since the last few years, Arabs have played a role in combating the bad influence that has had on Washington and Iran. In recent decades, Saudi factions have succeeded in thwarting a number of organizations that are trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Behind all that, the Saudi parliament also heated up that bad things would happen if the US did not stop sanctions and some cases were unnatural.
- Investment and Trade Value
The US has received a large amount of funding for investment and trade processes from the Arab region. It is known that this value has never decreased from US$ 46 billion or around Rp 700 trillion per year. The Arabs will also impose trade restrictions if sanctions from Washington are still tight. Previously, the Arabs had frozen cooperation with Canada. Ironically again, all Arab students in all Canadian universities were asked to go home.