Saudi Arabia and Iran have seen years of Proxy Wars against each other in the Middle East but things have started to de-escalate as the archnemeses hold ‘secret’ bilateral talks but the US feels overlooked.
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Biden Administration takes a strict stance on the Crown Prince MBS involvement in the murder of Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi but heeds to not hamper US-Saudi ties.
Biden has been critical of the Saudi Arabia’s poor track record on Human Rights in the past and even dubbed the Kingdom a ‘pariah state’ on one occasion. Furthermore, he has accused Trump of being soft vis-à-vis the Saudis.
Once an adviser to the Royal family, estranged journalist Jamal Khashoggi had become the most prominent voice against the authoritarian regime of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Not just the Trump Administration, the Saudis too seem enthusiastic about a possible deal to end the Middle-Eastern blockade of Qatar, with a view to claiming credit for it, to appease the incoming Biden administration.
A long weekend for the two nations ended on a sour note with Saudi Arabia having already started with the Monday grind.
Reactions, from world leaders, to the outcome of the US Presidential election have been varied.