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To: President Joe Biden

President Biden: Don't Shake Hands With Saudi Arabia's Oil Dictator

President Biden must cancel his plans to meet with Saudi Arabia's brutal dictator, Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi monarchy has killed thousands of civilians in Yemen. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's oil company, Saudi Aramco, is the worst corporate climate polluter on the planet.

No #BloodyHandshake: Biden must not shake the Saudi dictator's hand.

Why is this important?

It is total hypocrisy for the U.S. to oppose Russia's oil dictator Vladimir Putin while supporting Saudi Arabia's oil dictator Mohammed bin Salman.

But according to news reports, President Biden is about to travel to Saudi Arabia to restore U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia's brutal oil dictator, Mohammed bin Salman. Biden may travel to Saudi Arabia later this month in order to shake the Saudi dictator's hand.

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, is the world's largest corporate climate polluter. Meanwhile, the Saudi dictatorship has used billions of dollars in U.S. weapons to starve and kill thousands of people in Yemen.

Tell President Biden not to shake hands with Saudi Arabia's dictator.

SOURCES:

1. "Biden to Travel to Saudi Arabia, Ending Its ‘Pariah’ Status," The New York Times, June 2, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/02/us/politics/biden-saudi-arabia-trip.html.

2. "What do we know about the top 20 global polluters?" The Guardian, October 9, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/what-we-know-top-20-global-polluters

3. "Yemen: US-made weapon used in air strike that killed scores in escalation of Saudi-led coalition attacks," Amnesty International, January 26, 2022, https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/01/yemen-us-made-weapon-used-in-air-strike-that-killed-scores-in-escalation-of-saudi-led-coalition-attacks/

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