Biden and MbS: Fist-bumps speak louder than words

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Al-Araby

In the aftermath of US president Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, a cascade of commentary has been written about his decision to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of the Saudi kingdom. Many have repudiated the move as a betrayal of Biden’s presidential promise to “centre” human rights in his foreign policy. Citing MBS’ role in the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi – who was brutality dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul – pundits have taken to the press and social media to rebuke Biden for reneging on his campaign pledg…

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