Joe Biden First called Saudi King Salman. The White House announced on Thursday that the newly elected US president had told King that he would “work to make bilateral relations as strong and transparent as possible.” Biden confirmed the importance that D. America Engage human rights and the rule of law. White House announces Saudi journalist’s assassination Jamal Khashoggi Not mentioned.
The promise of a US intelligence report on the murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was awaited by the Biden government. Khashogi was killed by a special team on 2 October 2018 at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul. His body has not been found yet.
After weeks of denial, Riyadh finally admitted, under international pressure, that the government critic had been killed “in a failed mission to arrest him”. The trail revealed the area around Cronprinz Mohammad bin salman, Who refused to order himself to be killed.
UN human rights experts in 2019 came to the conclusion that there was credible evidence of the possible personal responsibility of the heirs of Saudi Arabia’s throne and other high-ranking representatives. A few weeks after the crime, the Washington Post reported that the US Secret Service had come to a conclusion with a high degree of certainty that the Crown Prince had ordered the assassination.
Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, was a close associate of the royal family in Riyadh. Republicans continue their support even after Khashogi’s assassination Saudi Arab Firmly. Democrat Biden’s government has made it clear that it will actualize relations with Saudi Arabia. “Our government is focused on reestablishing the relationship,” White House spokesman Jane Saki said Thursday.