In a peculiar diatribe, President Biden asserted that Hamas attacked Israel due to his proximity to achieving peace in the region, acknowledging he couldn’t substantiate his claim.
“The whole idea is there’s overwhelming interest, and I think most Arab nations know it, in coordinating with one another to change the dynamic in their region for a longer-term peace. And that is what I’m going to continue to work on. And that is what I’m going to continue to work on.” Biden stated in a Friday press conference.
During the G20, he highlighted a resolution for a Middle East underground pipeline and railroad, emphasizing regional cooperation for long-term peace. Despite initial criticism of Mohammed bin Salman, Biden’s stance softened, engaging with the Saudi royal family and attempting to claim credit for diplomatic groundwork laid during the Trump Administration.