Joe Biden defends trip to Saudi Arabia in op-ed
16 July 2022 | 1:39 pm
The US president has penned a defense of his planned visit to Saudi Arabia for The Washington Post. His trip comes after pledging to make the country a "pariah" on the campaign trail.
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