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Biden fist bumps MBS after arriving in Saudi Arabia

Posted on AllSides July 15th, 2022
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President Biden shared a fist bump with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after arriving in the Gulf kingdom for a high-stakes visit.

Why it matters: Biden once vowed to make the kingdom a "pariah," and U.S.-Saudi relations have been strained over a number of issues, including the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

U.S. intelligence concluded MBS was responsible for Khashoggi's murder — an allegation Saudi Arabia denies.

State of play: Biden's visit to Saudi Arabia is aimed at recalibrating U.S. relations with the Gulf kingdom.

It will include a bilateral meeting with...

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