The geopolitical landscape seems to be pretty heated at the moment. On one hand, several nations have been taking collective measures to steer away from the U.S. dollar. On the other, they are parallelly playing the blame game for the macro-economy crisis. In fact, leaders from around the world have been outrightly expressing their disapproval.
Now, a recent Wall Street Journal report brought to light that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince recently told his associates that he is no longer interested in pleasing the U.S. In fact, according to unnamed people familiar with the conversation, he asserted that he wants “something in return” for anything he gives out to Washington.
Is Saudi Arabia steering away from the U.S.?
Well, this is not the first time Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has expressed his extreme stance. In March 2022, he said that he did not care whether the U.S. President Joe Biden misunderstood things about him.
In fact, “Simply, I do not care” was the assertion made back then by the crown prince when asked if Biden misconceived things about him. Rolling the ball further, he added that Biden should be focusing on America’s interests. Alongside, the prince also made it clear that, “We don’t have the right to lecture you in America. He emphasized, “The same goes the other way.”
Just a day back, Saudi Arabia and other major oil producers announced surprise cuts totaling up to 1.15 million barrels per day from May, until the end of the year. This move could go on to increase the prices of oil worldwide. As Watcher Guru reported, Saudi Arabia is trying to adopt an economic strategy without dependence on the U.S. Thus, on the back of deteriorating relations between Saudi Arabia and the Biden Administration, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s comments do not come as a surprise.