(Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday differed with Saudi Arabia on discussions at a bilateral summit in regards to the 2018 homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a key controversy between the 2 nations.
Answering reporters as he arrived on the White Home from his first Center East journey as president, Biden disputed the Saudi overseas minister's account that he didn't hear Biden blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of the Washington Publish columnist, a harsh critic of his native Saudi Arabia.
Requested whether or not the minister of state for overseas affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, was telling the reality in recounting the change between Biden and the crown prince, the president mentioned "No".
U.S. intelligence companies consider the crown prince ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a U.S. citizen, which the de facto Saudi ruler denies.
Jubeir mentioned the crown prince, referred to as MbS, had informed Biden the dominion had acted to stop a repeat of errors like Khashoggi's killing and that america had additionally made errors.
The minister informed Fox Information on Saturday that he "did not hear that individual phrase" from Biden blaming the crown prince.
Biden, requested whether or not he regretted exchanging a primary bump with MbS on Friday, replied: "Why do not you guys discuss one thing that issues? I am completely happy to reply a query that issues."
(Reporting by Shivam Patel in Bengaluru; Modifying by William Mallard)