U.S. President Biden said on the 25th that he would try to make bilateral relations “as strong and transparent as possible” in a telephone conversation with Saudi King Salman.
Before their call, a Saudi legal document showed that the killer of the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi had used the private plane of the Saudi Crown Prince’s company.
According to Reuters, the White House said that Biden talked to Salman on the phone on the 25th to discuss regional security and other issues with him.
The US-S.-S.-Shaan leaders confirmed the historic relationship between the two countries.” The White House issued a statement saying.
Earlier, White House spokesman Pusaki said that the Biden administration would readjust the US-Sand-Sharand relationship, express concern in certain areas, and retain the possibility of accountability.
Biden and Salman reportedly did not directly mention the newly disclosed Khashoggi-related documents in the phone call that day.
Salman stressed the importance of “strengthening partnerships”, especially in “coping with the Iranian threat”.
Reuters analyzed that the report is a test of the decades-old close relationship between the two allies.
Before the US-Saudi leaders talked on the phone, CNN revealed on the 24th that according to a Saudi legal document classified as “highest secret”, the two private planes of the assassination team involved in the killing Khashoggi belonged to the same company, which was short before the incident was Saudi Allah. Prince Mohammed took over.
According to Xinhua News Agency, before the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi, he contributed to the Washington Post and other media.
In recent years, he has different views on the internal and external policies of the Saudi government and gradually opposed the Saudi government.
He entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018, to go through marriage-related procedures, and never left the consulate.
Saudi Arabia has changed his statement about Khashoggi’s whereabouts many times.
On October 20, 2018, it was claimed that he died in a “fight” in the consulate, and later determined that the nature of the case was “murder”.
On September 7, 2020, the Saudi procuratorial organ announced the final trial results of the murder of Khashoggi.
The Riyadh Criminal Court issued a final sentence on eight people involved, five were sentenced to 20 years in prison, one was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and two were sentenced to 7 years in prison.