Biden will act ‘methodically’ in relationship with Saudi Arabia

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White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday stated that Biden will act “methodically” in its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

While talking to CNN, Sullivan stated that there would be no shifts to the US-Saudi relationship as Biden evaluates it.

“And so the president isn’t going to act precipitously. He is going to act methodically and strategically and he’s going to take his time to consult members of both parties, and also to have an opportunity for Congress to return so that he can sit with them in person and work through the options,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan went on to say that Biden’s options include changing our strategy of providing security assistance to Saudi Arabia. He further added, “I’m not going to get ahead of the president. What I will say is there’s nothing imminent.”

Sullivan also revealed Biden’s intentions of not meeting Saudi crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman at G20 leaders’ summit in Indonesia.

Earlier this week, the United States expressed outrage over the OPEC+ meeting decision to reduce oil output amidst US objections.

Biden promised Saudi Arabia “consequences” for consorting with Russia in support of the cuts.

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