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FP: Saudi Arabia wants to get even with Biden and bets on Putin


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. File photoMOSCOW, Mar 27Saudi Arabia wants to get even with US President Joe Biden for his unfriendly attitude towards the country and chooses in favor of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, writes the American magazine Foreign Policy.Author of the article Anchal Vohra drew Please note that Riyadh is in no hurry to meet the requests of Washington and London to increase oil production, referring to the obligations under OPEC+.

"The de facto ruler of the kingdom, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud sees an opportunity to get even with US President Joe Biden for what he believes are unfounded insults and unfriendly attitude", the article says.

In particular, as noted by the observer, the crown prince is unhappy with the fact that during the election campaign Biden called Saudi Arabia a “rogue”, and as president released a report that refers to the involvement of Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In addition, the Saudis believe that the White House is ignoring their concerns about the possible restoration of the Iranian nuclear deal, and also refuses to take action against the Houthis for attacks on their ships and cities.

"Saudi crown prince made a bet on Putin. He not only believes, but also hopes that the Republicans will win the midterm elections and Biden will turn into a "lame duck". By 2025, Mohammed ibn Salman certainly believes that Biden and the Democrats will lose power, and Putin will remain the president of Russia,” said Trita Parsi, a professor at Georgetown University, in an interview with FP.

Columnist Vohra concluded that in order to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in order to reduce oil prices, the West will probably have to sacrifice its values. “The Saudis have too much leverage to be taken into account in geopolitics and not put up with constant criticism for human rights violations,” the publicist specified. On the morning of February 24, Russia launched a military special operation to demilitarize Ukraine. According to the Ministry of Defense, the armed forces strike only at military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops. In response, Western countries have approved a series of new sanctions against Russia, and in Europe statements about the need to reduce dependence on Russian energy resources have become louder. alarmed by anti-American steps of Saudi Arabia

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