Joe Biden Dismisses Saudi Arabia

Joe Biden Dismisses Saudi Arabia's Account Of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

The US President Joe Biden disagreed with Saudi Arabia on Saturday about their accounts of the bilateral summit that was held over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, a key point of contention for the two countries.

US intelligence agencies believe Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing in 2018 of Khashoggi, a Saudi insider-turned-critic who had been living in self-imposed exile in Virginia. It is denied by the de facto Saudi ruler.

Biden, returning from the first Middle East trip he made as president, answered journalists as he arrived at White House.

When asked if Adel al-Jubeir (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) was being truthful in recounting the exchange between Biden, the crown prince and him, the president replied “No”.

Jubeir claimed that MbS the crown prince had said to Biden that the kingdom had prevented another mistake like Khashoggi’s murder and that there had been other mistakes by the United States.