U.S. President Joe Biden would call Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at “appropriate time”, according to the White house.
Last Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Biden plans to re-evaluate U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia.
She added that the U.S. administration will communicate with Riyadh through Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, rather than Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Psaki also confirmed that the U.S. would support Saudi Arabia in meeting its self-defense needs.
Concerning Israel, the White House Spokesman said that Biden’s 1st call with a leader in the region will be to Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu.
In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 12, Netanyahu added: “We have had a great friendship with Biden for nearly 40 years since I worked at the Israeli embassy in Washington and Biden was a member of the Senate. We share the same views on many files, but there are differences about Iran and the Palestinians.”
“I have great relationships with Democrats. I meet hundreds of Congressmen and Senators who are visiting Israel. The story is not Democrats and Republicans, but it is a matter of politics,” the Israeli PM stressed.