Blinken: U.S. Will Keep Playing Role in Normalization Between Israel and Saudi Arabia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday. (REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/Pool)

RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday during a visit to Saudi Arabia that Washington will continue to play an integral role in deepening and expanding normalization between Israel and the kingdom.

Blinken, speaking in a news conference alongside the Saudi foreign minister, also said the United States would keep human rights firmly fixed on the bilateral agenda with Saudi Arabia.

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