The Biden administration filed a legal brief last week calling for Mohammed bin Salman to be granted sovereign immunity in a civil case involving the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Biden as a candidate vowed to make a “pariah” out of Saudi rulers over the 2018 killing of Khashoggi.
The White House has rejected any attempts to link the OPEC request to the elections, but Saudi Arabia issuing a rare, lengthy statement shows just how tense relations are between the two countries.The
The 37-year-old de facto ruler of the world's biggest crude exporter has been targeted in multiple such lawsuits in recent years, notably over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Asim Ghafoor was convicted of "money-laundering crimes linked to a US-based tax evasion operation", the official WAM news agency said late on Wednesday.
Fiancee of slain US journalist Jamal Khashoggi says 'blood' of future Saudi victims on Biden's hands
In the form of an imagined tweet by Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, wrote to Biden, "Is this the accountability you promised for my murder? The blood of MBS's next victim is on your hands."
"What happened to Khashoggi was outrageous," Biden said Friday night after a meeting with Prince Mohammed in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
It was notable that Biden's op-ed appeared in the Sunday opinion section of the Post, whose writer Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents in 2018.
After mending ties with the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi announced a $10 billion fund to support investments in Turkey and made other moves to support the economy.
A panel of judges hearing the case made no ruling on the surprise request by the prosecutor on Thursday but said it would seek the Justice Ministry’s opinion.
The panel of judges decided that a letter be sent to Turkey's Justice Ministry seeking its opinion on the possible transfer of the file to the Saudi judicial authorities.
The news came hours after police confirmed that around 15 Saudis, including officials, arrived in Istanbul on two flights on Tuesday and were at the consulate at the same time as the journalist.