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Biden says will see Saudi crown prince, won't push directly on oil

Weeks after taking office last year, Biden shifted US policy on Saudi Arabia, adopting a tougher stance over the kingdom's human rights record

Joe Biden. Photo: Bloomberg

Joe Biden. Photo: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden said on Thursday he would see Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince during a visit to the country next month but that the purpose of his trip was not to press them to increase oil output to curb soaring crude prices.
Asked at a press conference in Spain if he would ask the Saudi leaders to increase oil production, Biden said "No." Instead, he would continue to make the case that all Gulf states should raise oil output, not just Saudi Arabia.
"I've indicated to them that I thought they should be increasing oil production generically,

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First Published: Jun 30 2022 | 9:17 PM IST

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