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Biden’s Saudi ‘Pariah’ Strategy Crumbles With World Craving Oil

  • Visit demonstrates shift in president’s diplomatic priorities
  • July 13-16 trip to include stops in Israel, West Bank
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President Joe Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia from July 15 to 16 and hold meetings with officials.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden will seek to mend ties with Saudi Arabia and its de-facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, during a trip there next month that marks a reversal of Biden’s pledge to make the kingdom a “pariah” over its human-rights record.

Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia will cap four days of travel in the region that also includes stops in Israel and the West Bank, where he’ll meet Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.