Biden fist bumps Saudi crown prince on controversial visit to Jeddah

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US President Joe Biden held talks with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday, shortly after his arrival in the coastal city of Jeddah for a two-day visit. Biden has faced criticism for the trip, after his election campaign promise in 2019 to hold the leadership in Riyadh accountable for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was critical of the Saudi government. In his first meeting with the crown prince since taking office last year, Biden gave Mohammed a fist bump upon arriving at al-Salam royal palace, before both men walked quickly into the…

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