China News Service, Washington, March 1 (Reporter Sha Hanting) US State Department spokesperson Price said on March 1 local time that the United States is "recalibrating" bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia, but does not seek to break the relationship.
Price said at the press conference that day that the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is important. The United States hopes that the relationship between the two countries will not only reflect cooperation and common interests, but also be more transparent and consistent with American values.
Data map: The deceased reporter Kashuji.
When asked many times why the U.S. did not sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed in the Khashoggi case, Price said that the U.S. will focus on Saudi Arabia’s future behavior and that the U.S. aims to "recalibrate" bilateral relations rather than seeking a breakdown in relations.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence of the United States released an investigation report on the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi on February 26.
The report stated that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed approved the "capture or kill" of Khashoggi.
The US subsequently announced a number of sanctions against Saudi Arabia, including visa restrictions on 76 Saudis.
At the press conference that day, when asked whether the 76ers included Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, Price said that the list of these 76ers could not be announced.
Data map: A screenshot of the video of reporter Jamal Khashoggi entering the residence with his fiancee before his death.
Image source: Visual China
Regarding the accusations against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed in the US report, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it completely refused to accept it.
Before his death, Khashoggi contributed to the Washington Post and many other media. He was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018.
On October 25 of the same year, the Saudi prosecutors announced that Khashoggi had died of murder, and announced the final judgment results of the persons involved in the case in September 2020, including 5 people sentenced to 20 years in prison, 1 person to 10 years in prison, and 2 Man was sentenced to 7 years in prison.