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Biden Likely to Visit Saudi Arabia as US Gasoline Prices Spiral, Sources Say

  • President has weighed trip despite his wariness of MBS
  • US motorists face record gasoline prices after Biden efforts
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Inflation: Biden May Visit Saudi Arabia Amid Record High Gas PricesSource: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden is likely to visit Saudi Arabia later this month as part of an international trip for NATO and Group of Seven meetings, according to people familiar with the matter, with record high US gas prices weighing on his party’s political prospects.

Traveling to Saudi Arabia would mean Biden would almost inevitably meet its effective ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, whom the US president blames for the 2018 murder of a US-based columnist in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate.