Network shed ‘CNN“The American Embassy, highlights the consequences that Washington fears from imposing sanctions on the Saudi crown prince. Mohammed bin Salman, on the case of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Biden’s move was not taken by Trump
Kate Bedingfield, White House communications director, confirmed that US President Joe Biden had taken a big step. It was not taken by the previous US administration with regard to the file of the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
This came, during an interview with the American Network, which said that Biden clearly believes that maintaining relations. With Saudi Arabia, it is more important than holding the crown prince directly responsible.
The American responsible network asked: “But did the crown prince not make calculations that Khashoggi’s killing is more important than relations with America?” Bidingfield replied, “I will oppose the framework in which I put the matter in it.”
“President Biden was very clear that it was a terrible and unacceptable crime and not something that we Americans will do,” she added. Tolerate it with moving forward.
And she continued, “We made this clear to the Saudi government, and we took solid steps and punished individuals and a network that was involved in this crime.”
And she continued, “But we have to take decisions that are in the interest of the United States of America in the region, and we must take decisions that help us. To end the war in Yemen. And to end the human suffering there and defend against Iran and its proxies, we have to make these decisions. ”
Tension inside the White House
Earlier, American press reports revealed what was going on behind the scenes of the White House about punishing the Saudi crown prince. Prince Mohammed bin Salman. After the publication of the US intelligence report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
And the American “CNN” website quoted US administration officials as saying that “there was little discussion or tension.” Inside the White House in the last week before the intelligence report on Khashoggi was released.
The officials made it clear that “the option to punish the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was not an option on the table.”
A State Department official said, “The Biden administration has not even submitted a request to the State Department to work on options.” About how to target the Saudi crown prince.
Not applicable option
Meanwhile, another State Department official said that punishing Mohammed bin Salman was never a “viable option.” Considering that it might overturn a number of important initiatives in the region, according to “CNN”.
Meanwhile, two US administration officials said punishing the Saudi crown prince would be “very complicated”, and could threaten the interests of the US military in the kingdom as a result.
And she was The American FBI In a report published last week, I announced that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is likely to have been Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approved the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
“According to our estimates, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to arrest or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” the report said.
The report indicated that the Saudi crown prince considered Khashoggi a threat to the kingdom and agreed to measures that would silence him.
Saudi Arabia responded to the American report by saying that it rejected it “categorically,” and considered that the report “contained incorrect conclusions about the Kingdom’s leadership that could not be accepted.”
And confirmed Saudi Arabia’s condemnation of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Earlier, the Hebrew newspaper “Haaretz” revealed a tendency among members of the US Congress to pass a law banning the entry of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United States. And through a new law.
The Hebrew newspaper said that some members of Congress from the Democratic Party have submitted a bill that includes banning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from entering the United States of America.
The proposal by Democrats comes on the heels of the Biden administration’s response to a CIA report about his involvement in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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