Biden speaks about human rights with King of Saudi Arabia

US President Joe Biden has spoken on the phone with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Biden made the call in the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with a report expected to implicate the King’s son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. On his part, the Prince is denying any involvement in the murder. The phone call which is being described as very delicate, is said to have taken place at a very sensitive time.

The White House said that President Biden emphasised the importance which the US gives to human rights and the rule of law.

Meanwhile the two leaders also discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.