Viaje de Joe Biden a Oriente Medio (1) infographic
El gráfico muestra el itinerario del viaje de Biden a Oriente Medio.
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Joe Biden visits Israel, Cisjordania y Arabia Saudí

By Jordi Bou

July 13, 2022 - July 16, 2022 - El presidente de EUA Joe Biden visita Oriente Medio por primera vez como jefe de estado. Su agenda incluye escalas en Israel, la Cisjordania ocupada y Arabia Saudí.

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.

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PUBLISHED: 13/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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