During his four-day trip to the Middle East, President Biden met with Saudi Arabia, which he previously vowed to shun.  

Human rights, security, and economics will be discussed.

American voters, however, are more interested in whether he can get the oil-rich kingdom to help lower gas prices.

 Biden noted that the OPEC+ group recently increased production and expects "further steps in the coming weeks."

The GCC+3 summit includes the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan.

A fist bump was exchanged between Biden and Crown Prince Mohammed when he arrived in Jeddah.

In response to reporters' questions, neither the president nor the crown prince apologized to the Khashoggi family. 

In his visit, Biden said he was not seeking to meet the crown prince, but to position the United States in the region for the future.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. "Oil-rich autocrats still have a disproportionate advantage over U.S. foreign policy."


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