What the Relationship Between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Looks Like Under the Biden Administration
In 2018, the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi sent shockwaves across the world. The U.S.-based journalist was a critic of the government of Saudi Arabia who was visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey to pick up documents so that he could marry his fiancé. But once he entered the consulate, he was never seen again. Soon after it became known that he had been killed and dismembered by Saudi agents. In the years since his murder, human rights activists and politicians alike have called for justice.
Recently, the Biden administration released a report that found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the operation that resulted in Khashoggi's killing. And while the Biden administration announced financial and travel sanctions on those involved in Khashoggi’s murder, the sanctions do not extend to Mohammed bin Salman.
Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs reporter at POLITICO, joins The Takeaway to discuss the Biden administration’s approach to foreign policy and the status of the US-Saudi relationship.
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