US President Biden Calls Saudi King Before Expected Release Of Khashoggi Report


Daily Mail: White House says Joe Biden has spoken to Saudi's King Salman and raised 'human rights and the rule of law' but does NOT say if they spoke Jamal Khashoggi ahead of report set to blame his killing on Crown Prince MBS
* President Joe Biden raised human rights issues when he spoke to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Thursday * The White House didn't say if the two men discussed Jamal Khashoggi * Biden administration will name Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the man who approved the 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi * Information will be in forthcoming declassified intelligence report * White House said last week Biden would recalibrate American relations with Saudi Arabia and will communicate through King Salman rather than with MBS * That marks a change in policy from Trump administration who dealt with MBS * Khashoggi wrote columns critical of Saudi government * He was killed in October 2018 when he visited Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork necessary for his marriage to a Turkish citizen
President Joe Biden raised human rights issues when he spoke to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Thursday but the White House didn't say if the two men discussed murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In their conversation, President Biden 'affirmed the importance the United States places on universal human rights and the rule of law,' the White House said in a readout of the call.
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WNU Editor: I am willing to bet that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was listening in on the call. And the release of this report is going to rupture U.S. – Saudi ties …. Ties with Saudis at stake as US releases findings on killing (AP).
More News On Yesterday's Phone Call Between President Biden And Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz On Thursday
Biden, Saudi king talk ahead of expected report blaming crown prince for Khashoggi murder — NBC
Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of Khashoggi report — CNN
Joe Biden speaks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman before release of Khashoggi murder report — The Guardian Biden raises Yemen, human rights in call with Saudi King Salman — Al JazeeraOriginal Article

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