JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—President Joe Biden, speaking at a summit of Arab leaders, said Saturday that the United States “will not walk away” from the Middle East as he tries to ensure stability in a volatile part of the world and boost the global flow of oil to reverse rising gas prices.
His remarks, delivered at the Gulf Cooperation Council on the final leg of a four-day Middle East tour, came amid concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and support for terrorists in the region.
“We will not walk away and leave a vacuum to be filled by China, Russia, or Iran,” Biden said. “We will seek to build on this moment with active, principled, American leadership.”…


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