White House Postpones Joe Biden’s Trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia – “Reason for Delay Wasn’t Immediately Clear”
Joe Biden’s handlers postponed his trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia on Friday.
Biden was expected to visit the two countries to push the insane Iranian nuclear deal that both nations oppose.
No reason was given for the delate.
NBC News reported:
President Joe Biden’s planned visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel later this month have been postponed until July, several officials told NBC News on Friday.
The White House is now planning a broader trip to the Middle East next month, sources said.
“We are working on a trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia for a GCC+3 Summit,” a senior administration official told NBC News. “We are working to confirm dates. When we have something to announce, we will.”
A foreign diplomat and two U.S. officials said the Saudi stop will no longer take place in late June, and two U.S. officials said the trip to Israel was also being pushed back. Both visits had been expected to be tacked on to Biden’s previously scheduled trip to Germany and Spain this month.
The reason for the delay wasn’t immediately clear. The foreign diplomat and two officials said they learned of the postponed travel plans on Friday. The U.S. officials added that the dates remained in flux and could change again.