Saudi Whistleblower: MbS was supposed to visit Saudi troops at Najran on the border with Yemen. But it appears he is cancelling that trip. Meanwhile Saudi troops there are reported to be openly cursing him. Time for a coup???
Sanctions: The Brit Exchequer sidestepped President Bone-Spurs sanctions on Iran. They paid Iranian Bank Mellat $1.6 Billion in damages from a ten-year old squabble that was finally adjudicated by the Supreme Court. Bank Mellat although mostly private is 17 per cent owned by the Iranian Government. The US Treasury has Bank Mellat on their watchlist of Iranian banks trading in violation of UN Security Resolutions. So it seems Boris just gave a big FU to Donny-Boy.
This Day in History: "With all available men conscripted, 100,000 Moscow women, children & elderly are digging vast defensive trenches around city." (Hat tip to RealTimeWWII twitter account)