Saudi pro-government commentators relish Biden’s about-face on kingdom

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By Aziz El Yaakoubi RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi pro-government commentators are gloating over U.S. President Joe Biden’s planned visit next month, saying the U.S. leader’s about-turn on his vow to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” reflected the kingdom’s importance in global affairs. After the White House confirmed on Tuesday that Biden would meet de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on a trip to the region, the commentators took to social media to praise the prince for his handling of the crisis in U.S.-Saudi ties. “We said it before and we did not exaggerate, they (Western leaders) will a…

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