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saudi arabia’s (10), the middle east (9), president joe biden (8), fist bump (7), royal palace in jeddah (6)

Fist-bumping repression: Campaign pledge falls to realpolitik — but was it worth it?

The oil-rich Saudis have the capability to alleviate soaring energy prices.

“The picture of the fist-bump is going to haunt President Biden for years”

Back in 2019, then-candidate Biden vowed to make Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a “pariah” after the murder of Washignton Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Upon now-President Biden’s arrival in the country on his first Presidential trip to the Middle East, the first exchange between the two leaders was a fist-bump. Hagar Chemali, former spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, explains why this trip did not meet U.S. expectations. “You have to put yourself in the shoes of Middle Eastern leaders,” says Chemali. A photo with the U.S. President “weighs heavily” on public perception of their power. “We don’t yield that leverage strongly enough when it comes to the Middle East,” says Chemali, “and that can seep into other issues.”

Biden vows expanded U.S. role in Mideast as controversial trip ends

President Biden will meet with an array of Arab leaders to present to them his vision for the region.

Iran Boasts of 'Nuclear Bomb' Capability as Joe Biden Returns Home

A senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei boasted Sunday the Islamic republic is now capable of building a nuclear bomb.

Saudis Contradicted Joe Biden More than Once During Gulf Visit

Saudi Arabian officials contradicted President Joe Biden on more than one occasion during his visit to the Gulf kingdom.

Joe Biden Lashes Critics of His Fist Bump with Mohammed bin Salman

President Joe Biden lashed out Sunday at critics of his fist bump greeting with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"Why Don't You Talk About Something That Matters!" - Biden Snaps at Reporter Asking About Humiliating 'Fist Bump' (VIDEO)

Joe Biden arrived to Joint Base Andrew late Saturday evening after a disastrous trip to the Middle East. Biden was humiliated by the Saudis as he begged for oil. Biden was greeted with a fist bump when he arrived to Alsalam Royal Palace in Jeddah. The Saudis undermined Joe Biden again after he departed the…

Biden's Middle East expedition: Reputation dinged, interests secured?

Despite genuine moments of empathy and indignation, the president downplayed values in the Middle East to secure strategic U.S. interests.

Biden says U.S. 'will not walk away' from Middle East

The president delivered his remarks at the Gulf Cooperation Council as he closes out the final leg of a four-day trip.

The Daily Show meets Riyadh! How one giant PR firm is pitching the Saudis.

To help Saudi Arabia repair its image, Edelman advised a mix of celebrities, music festivals and Comedy Central.

BREAKING: Iran Has Capability to Build a Nuclear Bomb - But They Say They Haven't Decided to Build One Yet

Iran has the ability to produce a nuclear bomb.  But no worries, they haven’t decided to build one yet! The Jerusalem Post reports this morning: Tehran is technically capable of making a nuclear bomb but has yet to decide whether to build it, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei told Al Jazeera’s Arabic…

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