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U.S. Cutting Ties With Saudi Arabia?

OPEC+ nations have decided that they would reduce the levels of oil production. This has resulted in many questions being raised about U.S. relations with other nations, especially in July President Biden visited Saudi Arabia. There have also been calls from congressional Democrats who are asking that the Washington-Riyadh alliance be reassessed, especially regarding weaponry and defense technology sales.

Human rights advocates have been very critical of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, especially following the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

The meeting in July between Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was seen as a necessary evil as they were hoping it would lead to larger oil output by OPEC. This would also help lower gas prices within the U.S.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the number two Democrat in the Senate, wrote in a tweet that from the questions relating to 9/11, to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, to now working with Russia to increase oil prices, the royal Saudi family has not been an ally to the nation and that it was time for their foreign policy to move forward without that alliance.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), also said that this was an attempt to increase gas prices and also noted that they should consider putting a stop to all military assistance to Saudi Arabia.

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a vocal critic of Biden’s energy policies, told The Hill that critics of the Saudi government are “upset because having consciously made ourselves dependent upon them, they’re not bending to our will” despite Biden taking office “promising an adversarial relationship.”

During the campaign trail, Biden had been critical of Saudi Arabia and had pledged that there would not be any more backing for Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates in Yemen. However, in August they proceeded with the sale of $5 billion in arms to go to those two OPEX nations.

Written by CFP Staff Writer

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  1. Take note: In 1976 the Saudi government suddenly broad casted their oil reserves were doubled to what they were formerly estimated to be. Now this lie has come back to haunt them. They simply no longer have the oil to spare as they want to maintain their high standard of living. Proof: They started to sell Aramco stock (solely owned by Saudi government) to industrialize their country before the oil wells run dry. This marriage of being allies is a fallacy. We needed their oil they needed our money which has never been shared with the non-royal citizens of which are poor as church mice. All money goes to the Saudi royal family, Also: most all of the 9/11 high jackers were Saudi citizens and none of the living co -conspirators were executed for their crimes of murdering almost 3000 Americans. Some have been released into hostile Arab countries!

  2. Saudi Arabia has their largest oil reserve still not tapped in the desert. The oil reserves were located years ago so oil is “not” in short supply anywhere but China/EU!

  3. Assuming the current administration had not cancelled certain petroleum projects, then one could surmise that we might not be as dependent on the Saudi/Opec+ output as is being reported.

  4. “The U.S is distancing itself from Saudi Arabia?” Really, it’s more like Saudi Arabia and OPEC are distancing themselves from our idiotic President Biden! Who went begging hat in hand for gasoline?!!

    What did Biden think the oil CEO’s we’re going to do, when you campaigned that you were going to shut them all down and put them in jail! What did Biden do his first week in office. Biden raged war against gas/oil right when he stole his presidency and still is no matter how much the American taxpayers suffer! This is all part of the globalist “New Liberal World Order!” They’re ALL azzwhole’s!!!

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