Saudis and UAE refuse to receive US Secretary Blinken

Discord between the two Gulf governments, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and the Biden administration is breaking out in the open. Both governments, according to Gulf sources, refused to receive US Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week for talks in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. Blinken was on a mission to persuade their leaders to reduce energy prices, overheated by Western sanctions against Russia.

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