جولة جو بايدن إلى الشرق الأوسط
July 13, 2022 - July 16, 2022 - يقوم الرئيس الأميركي جو بايدن بأول زيارة له إلى الشرق الأوسط كرئيس للولايات المتحدة، يتوقف خلالها في الدولة العبرية والضفة الغربية المحتلة والسعودية.
Washington Post journalist and political opponent Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered by a group of Saudi agents inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. The U.S. intelligence community concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi de facto leader, was behind his murder.
But facing a host of other problems related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden was persuaded by aides to embark on an improvement in relations.
He needs oil-rich Saudi Arabia's help at a time of high gasoline prices and as he encourages efforts to end the war in Yemen after the Saudis recently extended a ceasefire there.
Before visiting Saudi Arabia, Biden will stop in Israel and meet Prime Minister Yair Lapid and the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.