Biden promises announcement on Saudi Arabia

This comes after the release of an intelligence report on the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2:12 | 02/28/21

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We turn now to president Biden, promising an announcement on Monday on Saudi Arabia after that intelligence report on the killing of u.s.-based journalist Jamal khashoggi. He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in istanbul in 2018. That report finding the Saudi crown prince likely ordered the assassination, but no direct punishment for him. And tonight, growing calls for justice. Here's Alex Presha. Reporter: Tonight, one day after the release of that U.S. Report blaming the Saudi crown prince for Jamal khashoggi's brazen murder, president Biden with this warning -- President Biden, are you going to punish the crown prince? You'll see the -- there'll be an announcement on Monday about what we're going to be doing with Saudi Arabia generally. Reporter: While the U.S. Has taken action, crown prince Mohammad bin Salman's not faced any direct penalties. Overnight, Biden said he'd put the Saudi king, bin Salman's father, on notice. We are going to hold them accountable for human rights abuses. Reporter: In 2018, khashoggi, a U.S. Resident and journalist, was lured from his home to this Saudi consulate in istanbul. He was then brutally murdered and dismembered. The now-declassified four-page assessment cited bin Salman's control of decision-making and support for violent measures to silence dissidents abroad. I am devastated than ever before. Now -- now I believe he will never come back. Reporter: After the report's release, khashoggi's fiance, hatice cengiz, posted this photo she took of him in their home. The white house imposed Visa bans on dozens of Saudis and sanctions on one former official, but not the crown prince. Still, some Democrats and Republicans are questioning why bin Salman has not been penalized. I think it's fundamentally a problem if you conclude that the crown prince ordered the capture or kill but only hold people that follow the orders to account. Reporter: Whit, the white house had no further guidance on what Monday's announcement will be. The secretary of state has said that the U.S. Doesn't want to rupture, but recalibrate its relationship with Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have called that report inaccurate. Whit? We'll stand by for that new info next week. Alex, thank you.

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