Bin Salman did not categorically reject the idea of Saudi Arabia's normalization with Israel (Anatolia)</p><div><p dir="RTL" style="text-align:right; margin-bottom:11px">The Israeli Maariv and Walla websites reported this afternoon, Wednesday, quoting American and Arab sources, that the administration of US President Joe Biden discussed, last September, with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the issue of Saudi Arabia joining the Abraham agreements, and the normalization of its relations with The occupying state of Israel.
According to the Maariv website, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discussed the issue of normalizing relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, after meeting with him on September 27, during Sullivan’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The website added that bin Salman, according to American and Arab sources, said that he had spoken with her, did not reject the idea out of hand. Nevertheless, the Saudi side confirmed, according to “Maariv”, that such a process takes time, and also handed the US National Security Adviser a list of steps that should be taken before that, including improving relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
It is inferred from the very close text of the “Maariv” and “Walla” websites that Israeli hands are behind the news, as the two websites indicated, almost verbatim, that the normalization of relations with Saudi Arabia will be of significant significance, and push Arab and Islamic countries to take similar steps.
The two websites also focused on the Biden administration showing a coldness in its relationship with Saudi Arabia, especially against the backdrop of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.