President Biden re-evaluating US relationship with Saudis after Opec decision

President Joe Biden is re-evaluating the US relationship with Saudi Arabia after Opec+ announced last week that it would cut oil production

I think the president’s been very clear that this is a relationship that we need to continue to re-evaluate, that we need to be willing to revisit,” Kirby said

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

Bob Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday, called for a freeze on cooperating with Saudi Arabia

accusing the kingdom of helping to underwrite the Russian war in Ukraine after Opec+ announced last week that it would cut oil production.

Biden was disappointed in the Opec+ decision, Kirby said, and “he’s willing to work with Congress to think through what that relationship ought to look like going forward.”

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

Biden is re-evaluating the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ oil production cut decision,

Joe Biden's White House and Saudi Arabia's royal family, once one of Washington's staunchest Middle East allies.