February 25, 2021

Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden and Saudi King Salman held a long-awaited first phone call Thursday, stressing the enduring strength of ties ahead of a potentially explosive intelligence report on the murder of a Washington Post journalist. The phone call was seen as the final precursor to the release of the report on the grisly killing in 2018 of Jamal Khashoggi, a US-based Saudi national who had been an outspoken critic of Salman’s expected successor Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. If, as expected, the report directly implicates Prince Mohammed in Khashoggi’s murder, it will cast…

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