diplomacy

Saudis Contradicted Joe Biden More than Once During Gulf Visit

Saudi Arabian officials contradicted President Joe Biden on more than one occasion during his visit to the Gulf kingdom, the first time was with regards to oil production while the second involved a potential normalization agreement with Israel brokered by Washington — essentially undercutting the two primary goals for the trip.

US President Joe Biden arrives at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, on July 15, 2022. - US President Joe Biden landed in Saudi Arabia, sealing a retreat from his campaign pledge to turn the kingdom into a "pariah" over its human rights record …