Saudi, Emirati Leaders Decline Calls With Biden to Discuss Oil

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the U.A.E.’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan both declined requests to speak to Biden.

The White House has been trying to improve relations with the two countries as oil prices push $130 a barrel for the first time in nearly 14 years. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the only two major oil producing countries with the ability to pump millions more barrels. If they could be convinced, the supply would help temper the crude market that is decimating Americans’ wallets at the pump.

Both Prince Mohammed and Sheikh Mohammed accepted phone calls from Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last week.

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The two countries’ relationships with the US have deteriorated under the Biden administration. They want more support for their intervention in Yemen’s civil war and help with their civilian nuclear program as Iran’s is allowed to move ahead. They also share concerns about the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, which leaves out significant security concerns for the two nations.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE shared deep ties with former President Donald Trump, who supported them in a regional dispute with Qatar and pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal which they opposed. During his campaign in 2020, Biden vowed to treat Saudi Arabia as a “pariah” state.

There is “very little social redeeming value in the present government in Saudi Arabia,” he said during a presidential debate in 2019.

Last week, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the president stood by that comment.

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David Rasch
David Rasch
6 months ago

I would not want to talk to a lifelong liar like biden. To top that his memory is gone. joe biden will DSAY anything which sounds reasonable-for the moment.

gene smith
gene smith
6 months ago

Biden is a disgusting excuse for a leader and should be impeached, PRONTO>
We should be SELLING oil not begging others to SELL to us at now inflated prices.
Just ridiculous.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
6 months ago
Reply to  gene smith

STEP 1 – IMPEACHMENT.
STEP 2 – Trial for treason (along with his entire cabinet)
STEP 3 – If found GUILTY, hanged, along with everyone else found GUILTY.
STEP 4 – Leave bodies to hang their for every other Communist rat in DC to see and smell as they head into work.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
6 months ago

And this cabal in the WH don’t care at all about what it’s doing to our nation and its citizenry. It’s all by design and on purpose. The goal is to have gas go as high as it can. For anyone still sleeping, it’s called CONTROL.

Bwa Ha
Bwa Ha
6 months ago

Sadly, your comment is spot on! I’m of the same thought. Biden’s a blight on our nation at the very least. He’s inept, unhinged, corrupt, a wannabe “wise guy” and so much more! Biden was a plant via the global elite. Go! ol’ slow joe… go home and stay there. You’re not wanted anymore. And take that beast you selected as your VP with you. She’s inept, unhinged, corrupt and as much of a wise guy as you actually thought you were. You can barely make it through a sentence without screwing it up and you’re so, so, so unfit for office… more-so than anyone else I’ve witnessed as POTUS in my long 70 years lifetime. Do yourself and us a favor and leave while you’re ahead… take that idiot Kamala with you. We don’t need a lecture from her… especially when she’s lecturing us re: Ukraine. I finished grade school decades ago and I did retain what I was taught. I doubt very much she knew anything that she was talking about. Kamala Harris is a pathetic human being.

WE NEED TRUMP BACK! NOW! Before it’s too late.

olben
6 months ago

Cutting off our domestic production, and nixing the keystone pipeline which was an economic boon to our ally Canada were stupid moves from POTUS and the stagflation of the Carter depression returns. He has domestic options and doesn’t give a d–n about the American people. I think he is a lackey to hillbillaryclintom sanders and pochahontaswarren who all know all about natural resources. After all doesn’t money grow on trees? Whining to OPEC is a cheap dodge. Blaming everything on Trump or Putin is more prevarication.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
6 months ago

Let’s see, Saudi Arabia and the UAE want:
. . . more support for their intervention in Yemen’s civil war
. . . help with their civilian nuclear program
. . . Iran stopped from moving ahead with nuclear

Sleepy Joe will give them NONE of this, then he wonders why they won’t take his call?

BwaHa
6 months ago

WOW! They all refuse to talk to him?! How can we get on that ol’ slo’ joe “Do Not Call List”? And while we’re at it, how about sending the published b.s. that ol’ slo’ joe hypes all of the time? Can we get that on a “junk mail” list too?

Thanks!

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

BwaHa
6 months ago

Ol’ slo’ joe keeps pooping in his mess kit I see. Better than in his underwear I guess. WOW! What a great leader that biden fellow’s become… NOT!

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Bwa Ha
Bwa Ha
6 months ago

Biden is the weakest POTUS we’ve ever had. He’s pathetic. It’s time for impeachment… him and his second in command. Impeach them due to gross incompetence, negligence and have a special election to replace the fools. IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

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