Saudi Arabia refuses to join the Abrahamic Agreement
This announcement of Saudi Arabia is being seen with great enthusiasm in both the countries. The US President’s visit has raised speculation that relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia may return to normal. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is said to have said that it will maintain its decades-old Arab League position. According to this, Saudi Arabia will not normalize relations with Israel until the Palestinian dispute is resolved.
Analysts believe that even though business and security related contacts between Israel and Saudi Arabia are growing behind the scenes, but it will happen gradually and not like the Abraham Agreement. Saudi Arabia’s two neighboring countries, the UAE and Bahrain, have normalized relations with Israel under the Abrahamic Agreement signed by the US. US officials say this shows that Saudi Arabia’s position has changed drastically over the years. So far Saudi Arabia has refused to join the Abrahamic Agreement.
Biden will mention the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Meanwhile, Biden has said he cannot make any commitments that he will not mention the murder of noted journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “I always put human rights at the fore,” Biden told a news conference with the Israeli prime minister. “But my stand on Khashoggi is clear,” Biden said. If someone doesn’t understand it, in Saudi Arabia or anywhere else, they don’t recognize me.’ The US President said that the purpose of his visit to Saudi Arabia is ‘comprehensive’.