President Joe Biden said on Saturday that his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday that it received a US intelligence report that found that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashogi.
The Biden administration has faced some criticism, most notably in a Washington Post editorial stating that the president should have been strict on the prince of the crown, who was convicted for approving Khashogi’s assassination.
When asked about sentencing the crown prince, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, also known as MBS, Biden said: “On Monday there will be an announcement about what we generally do with Saudi Arabia Going to do. “
Biden did not provide details.
In October 2018, Khashogi, a US resident who wrote critical opinions for the Washington Post for MBS policies, was killed and removed by a team of prince-related operatives at the state’s consulate in Istanbul.
The Saudi government, which has denied any involvement by the crown prince, issued a statement on Friday rejecting the findings of the US report and reiterating its previous statements that Khashogi’s murder was a heinous crime committed by a rogue group.
The United States, amid punitive steps taken on Friday, accused some Saudis of involvement in the killing and sanctions of Khashoggi, including a former deputy intelligence chief, of imposing visa restrictions on their American assets and generally bargaining Americans. Will stop you. with them.
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