Wednesday 7 June 2023 - 08:49

Blinken Discusses ‘Israel’ Normalization With MBS

Story Code : 1062447
Blinken Discusses ‘Israel’ Normalization With MBS
Blinken’s three-day visit to the Gulf kingdom is aimed at boosting ties with the Saudis, according to the statement of US Department’s spokesperson Matthew Miller.

A US official also told AFP that the meeting, that lasted nearly an hour and 40 minutes, also touched on the potential normalization of relations with the ‘Israeli’ entity.

Prior to heading to the Gulf state, Blinken said that "the United States has a real national security interest in promoting normalization between ‘Israel’ and Saudi Arabia."

Washington has "no illusions" that this can be done quickly or easily, but stressed that "we remain committed to working toward that outcome," he added.