Khashoggi Killing: Biden Warns Saudi Crown Prince Against Attacks On Dissidents

Khashoggi killing: Biden warns crown prince against attacks on dissidents

US President Joe Biden stated Friday that he confronted Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about attacks on Saudi dissidents during a visit. Biden once promised to “pariah Saudi Arabia” for its human rights violations.

Prince Mohammed drew global outrage for the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, an operation US intelligence services said he  “approved”.

Saudi officials denied Prince Mohammed’s involvement, and said Khashoggi died as a result of a “rogue operation.”

Biden, who met with Prince Mohammed in Jeddah on Friday evening, said that Khashoggi’s death was shocking.

“I made it very clear that if this happens again, they will receive that reply and more.”