Biden’s Fraught Saudi Visit Garners Scathing Criticism
“President Biden exchanged the shaken fist for a fist bump on Friday as he deserted his assure to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” and sat down with the crown prince he considered liable for the grisly killing and dismemberment of a columnist who lived in the United States,” the New York Moments reviews.
“In the most fraught overseas stop by of his presidency to day, Mr. Biden’s experience with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the de facto Saudi chief a measure of the global rehabilitation he sought, when securing techniques towards nearer relations with Israel and an unannounced knowledge that the kingdom would before long pump extra oil to ease higher fuel rates at dwelling.”
“Mr. Biden’s discomfort was palpable as he prevented a handshake with the prince in favor of a fist bump that in the conclude proved no significantly less problematic politically.”
CNN: “Senior administration officers on Saturday defended Biden’s selection to meet with MBS face-to-confront, even with the fierce pushback and criticism, saying it would have been ‘backsliding if the president did not arrive to the area and it would be backsliding if he didn’t and was not ready to sit and raise human rights issues with foreign leaders around the entire world.’”
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