The Biden Administration has released a new intelligence report that highlights Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The report has been released by the CIA at a time when the U.S. and Saudi don’t have a ‘cordial’ relationship.
The Biden Administration is working to realign its relationship with the kingdom, amid the recent political tensions prevailing in the region.
The White House spokeswoman, Jane Saki had indicated that the U.S. will make reassessing the relationship with Saudi Arabia a priority under the current administration.
David Ottaway, an expert on Saudi affairs, has emphasized the importance of redefining the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia. He feels that the U.S. must take concrete steps to address the prevailing issues between the two countries.
The U.S. government has announced that it would continue to provide Saudi Arabia with military aid to help the country in fighting terrorism.
The Khashoggi case has resurfaced as a matter of discord between the two countries. Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist, who was brutally murdered in October 2018 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
The Saudi government had denied the allegations of any involvement in the matter.
In the recent report, the CIA has concluded that Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman had ordered Khashoggi’s assassination.
Eight people were convicted in the case and their whereabouts are still unknown.
The latest accusations have raised questions on the credibility of the Saudi regime. On the other hand, Saudi Foreign Minister has questioned the credibility of the released report.