Saudi dissidents call Biden’s planned visit to kingdom a betrayal

Share with:

The Washington Post

The Washington PostFollow

View Profile

Saudi dissidents call Biden’s planned visit to kingdom a betrayal

Sarah Dadouch – Yesterday 2:34 PM

React11 Comments|39

© Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

BEIRUT — Saudi dissidents expressed anger Friday at reports that President Biden was planning his first presidential visit to Saudi Arabia — without any sign that the United States had demanded improvements in human rights in the kingdom, or accountability for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in return for the visit.

What Is My Car Worth – Easy Car Appraisals Online

Most galling, they said, was the notion that Biden — who vowed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” state during his campaign and has touted his presidency’s focus on human rights — would probably meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the architect of Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on dissidents and the man the CIA said was likely to have ordered the killing of Khashoggi, in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul nearly four years ago.

“We as Saudi activists harmed by MBS feel betrayed by Biden,” Abdullah Alaoudh, a U.S.-based researcher whose father has been imprisoned since 2017, wrote on Twitter. “Shaking hands with the same person who killed our friend #khashoggi, arrested our loved ones and tortured them, banned many of our family members from travel in order to blackmail us, and harass us here in the US?!”

The crown prince is often referred to by the initials MBS.Turkey concludes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed by ‘murder’ team, sources say

Three administration officials told The Washington Post that Biden is planning to visit Saudi Arabia this month. Biden, speaking to reporters Friday, said he had no “direct plans at the moment” to visit the kingdom but said there was a “possibility.”

Continue reading

Join the conversation11

Topics for you

Drone Captures What No One Was Supposed to See


2017 Toyota Camry SE (from $20998)



2022 Acura TLX – $1,000 Offer

2020 Toyota Camry LE (from $27998)

2020 Toyota Camry LE (from $27998)

2020 Toyota Camry LE (from $27998)




Average Car Insurance Cost – Average Auto Insurance Cost

Share with: