Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, said the U.S. intelligence report presented no firm evidence of the Prince's culpability.
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A picture of slain journalist Jamal Kashoggi, is displayed near the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul Oct 2, 2019.
Later that day, the US Department of the Treasury announced sanctions against former Saudi intelligence deputy head Ahmed al-Asiri and the crown prince's personal protective detail.
'If the crown prince is not punished, it will forever signal that the main culprit can get away with murder which will endanger us all and be a stain on our humanity, ' Cengiz said.
During the conversations, the Saudis expressed concern over the new United States administration and lamented its focus on human rights violations in the kingdom.
A Turkish bug planted at the consulate reportedly captured the sound of a forensic saw, operated by a Saudi colonel who was also a forensics expert, dismembering Mr Khashoggi's body within an hour of him entering the building.
Price also called on Saudi Arabia to take further action after last month provisionally releasing Loujain al Hathloul, an advocate for women's right to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom who was jailed for almost three years. But it will be seen as an extraordinary rebuke of the ambitious 35-year-old Saudi leader, and is likely to set the tone for the Biden administration's relationship with the kingdom.
Biden has sanctioned 76 Saudis involved in harassing activists and journalists, and plans to recalibrate the United States relationship with the kingdom.
Biden, who has ordered a review of Saudi arms sales, said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday.
"We seek to accomplish a great deal with the Saudis: to end the war in Yemen and ease Yemen's humanitarian crisis, to use our leadership to forge ties across the region's most bitter divide [s]", said State Department spokesperson Ned Price at the opening of his daily press briefing.
"That is what complicated global engagement looks like and we have made no secret and been clear we are going to hold them accountable on the global stage and with direct actions", added Psaki, who called Khashoggi's 2018 murder a "horrific crime".
"Family members of such individuals also may be subject to visa restrictions under this policy, where appropriate". Also, HH the Amir affirmed the State of Qatar's firm support for the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and everything that would enhance the security, stability and sovereignty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, considering its stability as an integral part of the stability of the State of Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council system.