Saudi Crown Prince Touches Base with Putin After Unproductive Biden Visit

Saudi Crown Prince Touches Base with Putin After Unproductive Biden Visit


The Kremlin revealed on Thursday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known commonly as MBS, held a phone conversation with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin to discuss “stability” in global oil markets, a week after leftist American President Joe Biden visited Riyadh to, reportedly, request the Saudis consider increasing production.

While Biden denied that asking for more Saudi oil — presumably to help lower gasoline prices at home without allowing American oil companies to drill more — was not the objective of the visit, he left unclear exactly why he was in Riyadh last week in his Washington Post article on the matter, titled “Why I’m Going to Saudi Arabia.”

Biden did claim the visit would in some ways help “counter Russia’s aggression” –

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