Tag: Saudi Arabia

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

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

Historic Middle East Meeting Under Trump’s Watch

A historic meeting has taken place in the Middle East under President Trump’s watch. According to Fox News: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled overnight by a civilian jet to Saudi Arabia reportedly for a secret meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. A Gulfstream IV private

Mike Pompeo Cleared by Inspector General

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been cleared by the Office of the Inspector General over an emergency arm deal to Saudi Arabia. According to The Hill: The State Department’s internal watchdog on Tuesday said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was within his authority last year to push through billion-dollar arms sales to allies in the Middle East, but faulted

Trump Makes Oil Reserve Authorization Following Saudi Attacks

Following an attack on a Saudi oil refinery, but what is suspected to be Iran, President Trump has authorized the use of the emergency oil reserves if needed. According to The Hill: President Trump on Sunday announced he had authorized the use of the U.S.’s emergency oil reserve in response to a series of drone attacks