‘Blood on your hands’: Biden’s fist bump with Saudi prince angers murdered US journo’s fiancée


The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi said that US President Joe Biden had enabled Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to take more victims after the US leader met and fist-bumped the man accused of ordering the journalist’s murder.

US President Joe Biden bumps fists with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Al-Salam Palace (Photo: AFP)

US President Joe Biden got called out for fist bumping the Saudi crown prince, who was reportedly involved in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The US journalist, who was critical of the Saudi regime, was murdered in Turkey in 2018. Years later, a US administration led by Joe Biden released a declassified intelligence report that explicitly implicated crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder.

On Friday, after Biden’s fist bump with MBS went viral, Khashoggi’s fiancée called out the US President for not holding MBS accountable for the murder.

She retweeted a Tweet with the caption, “Hey @POTUS, Is this the accountability you promised for my murder? The blood of MBS’ next victim is on your hands.”

Hatice Cengiz said the same question would have been asked by Khashoggi if he was alive today.

Amid criticism, the US administration claimed that President Biden told the Saudi crown prince that he holds the latter responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

President Joe Biden arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday to discuss energy supply, human rights, and security cooperation on a trip designed to reset the US relationship with a country he once pledged to make a “pariah” on the world stage.

(With agency input)

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