US President Joe Biden on Saturday differed with Saudi Arabia on discussions at a bilateral summit concerning the 2018 homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a key controversy between the 2 nations.
Answering reporters as he arrived on the White House from his first Middle East journey as president, Biden disputed the Saudi overseas minister’s account that he didn’t hear Biden blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of the Washington Post columnist, a harsh critic of his native Saudi Arabia.
Asked whether or not the minister of state for overseas affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, was telling the reality in recounting the alternate between Biden and the crown prince, the president mentioned “No”.
US intelligence companies consider the crown prince ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a US citizen, which the de facto Saudi ruler denies.
Jubeir mentioned the crown prince, referred to as MbS, had advised Biden the dominion had acted to stop a repeat of errors like Khashoggi’s killing and that the United States had additionally made errors.
The minister advised Fox News on Saturday that he “didn’t hear that particular phrase” from Biden blaming the crown prince.
Biden, requested whether or not he regretted exchanging a primary bump with MbS on Friday, replied: “Why don’t you guys talk about something that matters? I’m happy to answer a question that matters.”
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