The UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to rebuff the US president – refusing to even take his calls – as he attempts to counter soaring oil prices caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both countries have been unusually frank about their refusal to step in, The Guardian says.
The Ukraine war is bringing tensions to a head in the Middle East, where two of America’s old allies are seriously questioning the foundations of their ties, because Joe Biden wants a return to the nuclear deal first negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama. The ‘declining superpower’ is sacrificing allies for idealism, they say, amid fear that a deal with Tehran paves the way for Iran to get a nuclear bomb and to fill the war chest of the Revolutionary Guard Corps and aid their militias spread across the Arab world.
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