NUPES criticizes Macron’s “variable geometry” diplomacy

Editing by AFP/Huffpost The dinner between MBS and Emmanuel Macron on July 28, 2022 was criticized by NUPES representatives.

Editing by AFP/Huffpost

The dinner between MBS and Emmanuel Macron on July 28, 2022 was criticized by NUPES representatives.

POLITICS – Two weeks after ” find out » controversial between Mohammed bin Salman – says ” MBS – and Joe Biden, it’s Emmanuel Macron’s turn to invite the Saudi Crown Prince this Thursday, July 28 for a “worked on dinner” on the Elysee. A head-to-head that was widely criticized by NUPES.

“The definition of variable geometry ‘values’ in Macronie”criticized LFI MP Danièle Obono. “Putin attacked Ukraine: boycott! Bin Salman, accused of killing the journalist J. Khashoggi and ordered the attacks in Yemen in a war that claimed more than 300,000 lives: welcome! Tartuffe! »he criticized on Twitter.

“On the dinner menu between Emmanuel Macron and MBS, the dismembered body of the journalist Khashoggi? Climate chaos? Peace and human rights? Overshoot day? No ! Oil and weapons! The exact opposite of what to do! »added ecologist Yannick Jadot.

EELV ecofeminist Sandrine Rousseau has many: “Mohamed bin Salman punishes homosexuality with the death penalty, gives women the status of minors, buys weapons from France to kill civilians in Yemen, orders the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. BUT there is oil SO received at the Élysée. »

Oil for human rightss

Same speech for Hubert Julien-Laferrière, deputy ecologist, and Jean-François Coulomme, of the LFI. “In France, we rehabilitated more quickly when the price of oil rose. Emmanuel Macron chooses which way to balance between cheap crude oil and human rights »wrote the first. “Today we have a kind thought for the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, cut with a saw by a terrible tyrant friend of President Macron who accepted him on French soil. All the shame is drunk. sick”will complete the second.

An outcry explained by the involvement, at least indirectly, of MBS in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in 2018. The strongman of the kingdom is rejected by many parts of the international community, but the war in Ukraine and tensions over energy prices have changed the situation. From now on, Westerners will have to turn to this oil exporter to calm the markets.

This is what the head of Renaissance representatives Aurore Bergé tried to justify on the microphone of franceinfo: “I believe it is important for the President of the French Republic to receive a certain number of de facto interlocutors (…) more in the context that we know, which is linked to the crisis in Ukraine. and the big energy challenges we have. »

“Referring to all the countries of the Gulf seems to me an absolute necessity, that does not mean that you forget the subjects (…) that are important in terms of values ​​and human rights, but it is clear that you must to continue. a dialogue”he added. “We also need to continue to have a deep dialogue with all the countries of the Gulf, and you need to do this, including clearly with the Saudi president. »

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