President Biden hoped to secure a pledge by Saudi Arabia to boost oil output. Photo: Reuters
President Biden hoped to secure a pledge by Saudi Arabia to boost oil output. Photo: Reuters
Middle East

Biden ends trip with US-Saudi relations on the mend but few other wins

  • President Biden’s fist bump with Prince Mohammed at the royal palace in Jeddah will serve as the defining image of the trip, which saw a warming of relations
  • Biden failed to secure an immediate pledge by Saudi to boost oil output, or public support for US efforts for a regional security axis that would include Israel

President Biden hoped to secure a pledge by Saudi Arabia to boost oil output. Photo: Reuters
President Biden hoped to secure a pledge by Saudi Arabia to boost oil output. Photo: Reuters
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