Biden does not plan to meet with the Saudi crown prince at the G20

US President Joe Biden will proceed methodically in reassessing his country's relationship with Saudi Arabia, with options including changes in security assistance to the major oil producer.

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN.

He added that Biden has no plans to meet the Saudi crown prince and new prime minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 leaders meeting in November.

“The president will not act hastily, he will act methodically, strategically and take the time to consult with members of both parties in Congress,” Sullivan said.

We recall that earlier this week it became clear that Biden believes that the time has come to “rethink” relations between the US and Saudi Arabia after the decision of OPEC+ to reduce oil production despite Washington’s efforts to prevent this.

In his words, Riyadh will suffer “some consequences for what they did together with Russia”.

At the time, Biden did not go into detail about possible actions by Washington but assured that a response from the United States would certainly follow.

Earlier, the White House said that OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production showed that Saudi Arabia was coordinating its energy policy with Russia.

On October 5, the OPEC+ countries extended the agreement until the end of 2023 and agreed to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day from November.

After the alliance’s latest decision, the White House said US President Joe Biden was “disappointed” by OPEC+’s short-sighted decision to cut production.

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