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Top Biden Advisor Sullivan Will Go to Saudi Arabia This Weekend

  • Secretary of State Blinken plans to visit the kingdom in June
  • Trips indicate US desire to smooth ties with the Saudis
Jake Sullivan and Antony Blinken.

Jake Sullivan and Antony Blinken.

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
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President Joe Biden’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, said he would travel to Saudi Arabia this weekend, in a new sign of the administration’s determination to smooth over rocky ties with the kingdom. 

And Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to visit in June for a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, the Islamic State terrorist group, according to people familiar with the matter.