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  • After months out of the spotlight, Saudi Arabia's crown prince has taken center stage with diplomatic and economic steps aimed at courting the new U.

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  • President Joe Biden is expected to be less accommodating to Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, especially on the topics of Saudis archfoe Iran on human rights on the crown.

  • Prince knows he won't enjoy the buffer granted by Donald Trump.

  • Diplomats say NBS is reformist Image took a battering in 2018 with the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by agents seen as close to the prince on his steps to crush dissent and sideline rivals.

  • He denies ordering Kawasaki's killing AL THA.

  • This year, though, NBS is back.

  • This rare TV appearance last week was to unveil a zero carbon city show.

  • New economic momentum on try to woo back spooked foreign investors.

  • Redesign voluntary cuts to Saudi crude output to help stabilize oil markets Was another important economic step have been high profile diplomatic moves to In January, NBS chaired this Gulf summit and announced reconciliation with Qatar, ending a dispute that Sina's parochial in the West on seeking to present himself as a statesman and pragmatist.

  • President elect Biden is expected to re engage with Tehran and to take a firmer stand on Saudis human rights record on the devastating Yemen war.

  • Riyadh, which basked in Trump's support aunt Hardline campaign against Iran is against a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, so NBS is seeking to present Saudi is a moderating force that should be involved in future talks.

  • Nervousness about Biden on Iran was one reason the kingdom lobbied the Trump administration to blacklist Yemen's Iran aligned Houthi group, which has launched cross border attacks on Saudi Arabia.

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  • N officials warn that could push Yemen into large scale famine.

  • Andare urging Biden to rescind the move that takes effect Tuesday by the recent Saudi gestures include reduced jail terms for a prominent women's rights activist, Andi, US Saudi physician whose case was seen as politically motivated.

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Saudi crown prince courts a wary Biden

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/20
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