According to a rumor, the White House will announce President Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia.
According to two sources with firsthand knowledge of the preparations, Biden will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a visit to the area next month.
The news might come as early as Monday, and it comes amid a global energy scarcity created by Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine. Following the invasion of Ukraine, governments all over the globe imposed sanctions and an oil embargo on Russia, virtually eliminating its oil from the global market.
The oil shortfall has been a source of frustration for Biden’s administration, which has been unable to contain soaring petrol prices, which have just surpassed $5 per gallon for the first time in American history.
According to the article, during his meeting with senior Saudi officials, Trump is anticipated to discuss the Iran nuclear agreement as well as escalating tensions in the nation.
Many on Capitol Hill are surprised by Biden’s visit because he has previously criticized Saudi Arabia, and many members are concerned about the country’s human rights problems.
“I wouldn’t go and shake his hand. Until Saudi Arabia makes a radical change in terms of its human rights, I wouldn’t want anything to do with him,” Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said in an interview last weekend.
Biden had told reporters on Saturday that he had no intentions to visit the nation.
When asked if he had any intentions to visit Saudi Arabia, Biden said no.
Biden’s Middle East tour will also include a stop in Israel.