Biden Says Will Only Meet 'Pariah' MBS as Part of International Gathering in Riyadh

Biden Says Will Only Meet 'Pariah' MBS as Part of International Gathering in Riyadh


President Joe Biden has defended an upcoming meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) after coming under attack by the left for not sticking to his campaign promise to turn Riyadh into a “pariah” state, saying he would only be seeing MBS during a broader “international meeting.”

As part of his campaign, Biden promised to make “human rights the center of U.S. foreign policy” and as part of that, Saudi Arabia was condemned as a “pariah” for its role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

But soaring gas prices, reaching $5 per gallon, have made Biden have a change of heart. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), Americans will pay $450 more for gas in 2022 than they did last year

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