With sky-high gasoline costs and an opportunity to construct ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Biden is not treating the dominion as a “pariah.”
- Biden had vowed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” state due to its human rights abuses.
- Biden has downplayed the direct interactions he’ll have with Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman.
- Biden has mentioned the journey’s goal will not be reducing gasoline costs however working towards a extra secure Center East.
Throughout a non-public dialog on the opulent horse ranch of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah in 2009, the monarch instructed President Barack Obama he had his again.
Abdullah assured the American president the oil-rich kingdom would coordinate with Obama’s new administration to ensure oil costs wouldn’t impede restoration from the 2008 monetary disaster.