Biden Attempts Meeting with Saudis After Promising Their ‘Isolation’

The White House is laying the basis for a high-profile meeting between President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reversing campaign promises to “isolate” the Gulf nation amid soaring gas prices.

They’ll face an uphill battle after Biden’s rhetoric both on the campaign trial and since being elected caused the relationship between the two countries to become ice cold. After maintaining a positive relationship with former President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince refused to accept calls from Biden during a previous attempt to discuss oil.

Sources familiar with the plans say eventual meeting will be focused on convincing Riyadh to release more oil in the hopes of bringing down gas prices.

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“I’m certain that President Biden will ask MBS to increase oil production faster than the OPEC group has been,” said Samantha Gross, director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in Riyadh on Monday, further complicating any oil negotiations.

Biden’s plans for a meeting have already garnered criticism from activists.

Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now, criticized the Biden administration for “kowtowing to a murderous dictator.”

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Ed D.
Ed D.
8 months ago

Let me give you the Two words for his activists: They aren’t Merry Christmas!
#FJB

Beverly Morlen
Beverly Morlen
8 months ago

Why in the Hell should we even be buying oil from any other country. We Americans (USA, Canada & Mexico) should agree to allow our own Natural Resources to be used four our countries. Biden is Hell Bent on destroying the USA & our neighbors! I can’t wait until we have election day to get more Republicans in office to use “common sense” economics. This continent can give us all we need to be self-sustaining. Our farmers raise more crops & meat products than anywhere in the world. Close our Borders to protect the USA & our Citizens. Run out the “politicians” in Washington D.C. & vote for real, honest, hard-working people to represent the citizens who have a better idea of what is going on in the “real world” of business than the damn politicians who have been elected in the past & let’s have term limits to rid ourselves of the decrepitated folks who have been lingering in Washington DC for the past 40 years lining their pockets on the backs of the working people in the USA!

Jawad
Jawad
8 months ago

Brandon is the father of lies…just like his master Satan.

BwaHa
BwaHa
8 months ago

Every time I read an article re: ol’ slo’ joe’ and his inept, non-existent “leadership” (or lack thereof) I get disgusted with our guv’ment. There has to be some sort of semblance of sanity somewhere in that darned biden regime, administration. But, there’s nothing sane about this whole biden regime! Let alone logical. IMHO

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

HondoCB
HondoCB
7 months ago

Americans: Hello. So, what if Saudi Arabia and Venezuela just plain so NO to obiden? Don’t be surprised. THEN, what does the dumb-like-a-fox leftist liar obiden do?
Well, the usual dementia-joe throws up hands as a DO-NOTHING. Result: Our Country fossil fuel (including gasoline, diesel, natural gas) supplies fall further behind DEMAND and we get the gasoline lines of 1973…while the stuff is even available.
But don’t worry, dementia-joes limo will just drive up to his personal gasoline pump at the Strategic Oil Reserves. Along with his leftist buddies and elites.

Alternatively, those two COUNTRIES might just consider a bargain deal for the USA: 2X or 3X the going international rate of a barrel of oil. Some deal, huh?

Meanwhile: Power “brown-outs” and “blackouts” will occur more frequently…because a few more electric cars charging-up and many air conditioners and electric heaters ALL ON…until causing constantly NO POWER available.

Meanwhile: No fuel for airlines or trains, or military planes and vehicles or Navy ships. Or our fossil-fueled cars. And forget being able to drive to a JOB.

THEN: Use the Strategic Oil Reserves to fuel the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, to restart drilling on Federal lands and offshore and at ANWR. Before our USA is in the DARK AGES forever…starting within this decade !

Moe
Moe
7 months ago

The imbecile of the Democratic Party, makes a decision. Senile crook Biden will continue to sell us out again, for his puppeteer Global communist masters, to help guarantee their illegal continued power by any criminal means possible, like open borders, and death from drugs carried in by their undocumented invaders. Their personal moron, now makes a deal with our foes, to buy oil, while we sit upon the largest deposits of fossil fuel in the world. We will never survive two and a half more more years of this illegal government of pure evil, destroying the republic on purpose without fear of a non-existence fair justice system. The democrats continue to make millions with insider information, while selling lies with help from their one party propaganda news outlets to their brain washed followers. How did pure evil so easily tape total power illegally? We must peacefully pray the globalist criminals are one day arrested legally and punished in reborn honest justice system.

James A. Walker
James A. Walker
7 months ago

Why would we want “dirty” oil from the Saudis when we can pump more West Texas light crude oil? Biden could let us pump oil and solve the gas price problem in a heart beat but that would upset the “”woke” individuals in this country. Plus getting the oil through the Straits of Hormuz. Biden has been on the WRONG side of everything every time!!!

BlueSteele
BlueSteele
7 months ago

What do you want a bet, the Saudis didn’t want meet with Bidum.

Scott
Scott
7 months ago
Reply to  BlueSteele

They have ignored his phone calls. AND, put out comedy skits on their counties television broadcasting about the idiot. They won’t give him shit unless we pay through the nose.

Djea3
Djea3
7 months ago

Biden obviously wants to introduce more family members for multi-million dollar contracts and 7 digit incomes.

BwaHa
BwaHa
7 months ago

And yet another biden blunder! How odd… NOT!

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

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