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Biden’s avoidance of the plot to kill Khashoggi in a meeting with Saudi officials


According to CNN, the President of the United States, who is in the occupied territories and is going to visit Saudi Arabia, said that he has always raised the issue of human rights and his opinion on the murder of Khashoggi has been clearly stated. .

On Thursday, when reporters asked him whether he would raise the issue of Khashoggi during his meeting with the Saudi leaders, he said: My opinion about Khashoggi is clearly stated and I have never been silent about raising the issue of human rights. .

Breitbart news site wrote on Tuesday local time: Hanan al-Attar, Khashoggi’s widow, sent a letter to the US president in June and requested a meeting with him, but the White House refused this request.

Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, told reporters that although the White House has been in contact with members of the Khashoggi family, the president has not.

Sullivan said: “The president himself has not talked with the Khashoggi family, but he has focused on this issue from the beginning.”

Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia and his meeting with Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, have attracted all the attention. This is while Biden promised during his election campaign to reject Saudi Arabia.

The President of the United States will start his trip to the Middle East on Tuesday.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Biden acknowledged that many people disagreed with his decision to travel to Saudi Arabia and promised to make his position on human rights “clear” during the trip.

Biden wrote that he considers the relationship with Saudi Arabia important for the future of the region and the interests of the United States.

He said: From the beginning, my goal was to change relations with a country that has been a strategic partner of America for 80 years, not to cut these relations.

Sullivan indicated that Biden would discuss increasing oil production with the Saudis. This is while the President of the United States announced in June that he will not make a request to the Saudis in this regard.

In response to reporters who asked him if he would ask Saudi leaders to increase oil production, Biden said: I will not ask them to do such a thing.

However, Sullivan said: “The president believes that the price of gasoline is too high and that we need to do more in terms of global energy supply.” He will make every effort both domestically and in terms of diplomatic engagement with the world to make this happen.

Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist against Bin Salman, who wrote for the Washington Post, was abducted and brutally murdered after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

This 59-year-old journalist, as a critic of the Saudi ruling body, was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018 (10 Mehr 98), a week after he criticized the Saudi authorities for being silent against the insults of the American president.

Earlier, in a series of articles in the Washington Post newspaper, Khashoggi criticized Saudi Arabia’s policies regarding the Qatar crisis, the severing of relations with Canada, the war against Yemen, and the Saudi authorities’ treatment of the media and civil activists, especially human rights defenders.

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