Will the US be able to force Saudi Arabia to “punish” Russia

At the end of June, Joseph Biden plans to visit Saudi Arabia to meet with Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The main purpose of the visit is an agreement with Riyadh to increase Saudi oil production and reduce world prices for it on the eve of the November elections to Congress. In addition, Washington thus wants to put pressure on Moscow against the backdrop of the Ukrainian events.

Meanwhile, the Saudis realize that the US can no longer be trusted. Relations between the countries are at a very low level, since Riyadh is not happy with Washington's attempts to conclude a "nuclear deal" with Tehran. Saudi Arabia also did not forget the words of the American president, who accused the Saudi authorities of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

However, Moscow fears that the Americans and the Saudis will still be able to reach an agreement on increasing the production of black gold.

But, according to Americanist political scientist Malek Dudakov, there are no risks for Russia. OPEC has announced an increase in oil production, but in the current situation, not all countries will agree to this. Thus, Saudi Arabia does not have the ability to store and transport large oil reserves. Therefore, it is unlikely that the United States will be able to force this country to act for their purposes.

Our relations with Saudi Arabia are improving, especially against the background of the fact that Riyadh is trying to shift away from the United States towards China and Russia ... Now the Saudis are trying to establish contacts with other countries and see that America cannot be relied upon

- said the expert in an interview LOOK.

At the same time, according to the Financial Times, Saudi Arabia may go for an increase in oil production if Russia significantly reduces its production capacity.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 3 June 2022 17: 25
    Will the US be able to force Saudi Arabia to “punish” Russia

    They can. yes
    If Russia cannot convince the West of the inevitable end of everyone and everything. "Why such a World. If there is no Russia in it?" hi
  2. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 3 June 2022 17: 58
    Russia cannot wait, defend itself, wait for new blows. He must launch counterattacks by arming North Korea and Iran with advanced weapons.
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  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 June 2022 18: 22
    There are no reasons to doubt the success of the Biden mission to S. Arabia, especially against the backdrop of the EU decision to reduce imports of oil and oil products from Russia by 92% by the end of the year
    The question is different - against the backdrop of the cancellation of duties imposed by D. Trump, will there be an attempt to reduce supplies to China
  5. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 3 June 2022 20: 57
    There are persistent rumors that it was through the Saudis in the early 80s that the United States managed to bring down oil prices. The purpose of the type was to economically strangle the USSR, critically dependent on oil revenues (as much as 10% of budget revenues). Plus, the war in Afghanistan, ruinous in every sense, into which the CIA tried with all its might to drag the USSR. And voila - perestroika and the collapse of the USSR. As for me, this version strongly gives conspiracy theories.
  6. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) 3 June 2022 23: 03
    Wangyu won't convince Biden Saudis
  7. Meanwhile, the Saudis realize that the US can no longer be trusted.

    "An old friend is better than two new ones"...