The Courier-Mail



WASHINGTON: The US is preparing to release intelligen­ce on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that is expected to implicate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying the report would help bring accountabi­lity.

As part of a new focus on human rights, Joe Biden will declassify the report into the 2018 murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul of the USbased journalist, who had been critical of the prince.

The White House said Mr Biden would speak “very soon” to King Salman before the release of the report and was weighing up what action to take next.

State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters that the Biden administra­tion would have more to say on “steps to promote accountabi­lity for this horrific crime”.

He said Mr Biden “will review the entirety of the relationsh­ip” with Saudi Arabia.

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