Biden speaks with Saudi king ahead of expected release of report on Khashoggi
A White House readout of the call did not mention Khashoggi but said Biden affirmed the importance the United States places on universal human rights and the rule of law. The President told King Salman he would work to make the bilateral relationship as strong and transparent as possible.”
The document is said to directly implicate Salman’s son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in ordering the killing. Congress ordered the unclassified report in legislation nearly two years ago, but the Trump administration ignored the mandate.
It’s release will be accompanied by “our further answer to how we will ensure that there is accountability for that murder,” Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told CNN last week.
Although the crown prince, known as MBS, is the…