Coming and glowing: How Saudis receive US presidents

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Riyadh (AFP) – When President Joe Biden arrives in Saudi Arabia Friday, the first clues about his visit will be visible on the airport tarmac, where US leaders have received markedly different welcomes. Following Biden’s oft-cited comment about making Saudi a “pariah”, here is a look at how the Saudis have greeted some of his predecessors during the ups and downs of a stormy bilateral relationship. A kiss for George W.George W. Bush waited until the last year of his term to visit the kingdom, then came twice in the span of four months, pressing for more oil output as energy prices skyrocketed….

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