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US, Saudis Discussing Mutual Defense Treaty

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
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Talks are reportedly underway between U.S. and Saudi officials about the terms of a mutual defense treaty modeled after the strong military pacts the United States has with its allies South Korea and Japan.

The pact is said to be a key part of President Joe Biden's diplomatic efforts toward getting Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel, with the United States and Saudi Arabia to provide military support if there is an attack in the Middle East on either country or in Saudi territory, reports The New York Times.

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