ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Ties with Saudis at stake as US releases findings on Khashoggi killing
by AP and ILH staff
February 26, 2021
The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia’s crown prince played in the brutal killing and dismembering of a US-based journalist, but as important is what comes next — what the Biden administration plans to do about it. Ahead of the release of the declassified US intelligence report, and announcement of any US punitive measures, US President Joe Biden spoke to Saudi King Salman on Thursday for the first time since taking office more than a month ago. It was a later-than-usual courtesy call to the Middle East ally, timing seen as reflecting Biden’s displeasure. Still, a White House readout made no mention of the killing or the report. READ MORE
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