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Biden: Upheaval in relations with Saudi Arabia after the reduction in oil production

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Bob Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called yesterday for a freeze on cooperation with Saudi Arabia, including most weapons sales.

There is anger in the US against Saudi Arabia after OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production, as it is seen as “paying back” at Vladimir Putin.

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“The president Joe Biden is reassessing the US relationship with Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ announced last week that it will cut oil production,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday. .

“I think the president has been very clear that this is a relationship that we have to continue to re-evaluate, that we have to be willing to re-examine,” Kirby said in an interview with CNN. “And certainly in light of the OPEC decision, I think that’s where it’s at.”

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Biden is willing to work with Congress on the future of relations with Saudi Arabia, Kirby added.

THE Bob Menendez, The Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday called for a freeze on cooperation with Saudi Arabia, including most weapons sales, while accusing the kingdom of helping to cover up Russia’s war in Ukraine after OPEC announced + last week that it will cut oil production.

Biden was disappointed by the OPEC+ decision, Kirby said, and “is willing to work with Congress on what that relationship should look like going forward.”

“And I think he’ll be willing to start having those conversations right away. I don’t think it’s something that should or should wait, frankly, much longer,” Kirby said.

The issue is not only about the war in Ukraine but is a matter of US national security interests, Kirby added.

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