The White House won't say whether President Biden will bring up Jamal Khashoggi's name during meetings with Saudi officials this week, despite Khashoggi's widow saying the administration assured her he would.
Biden will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) later this week following appearances in Israel. Khashoggi's widow, Hanan Elatr Khashoggi, met with White House officials last week, and she says they assured her that Khashoggi's name would come up.
"We’re not in the habit of previewing private discussions we have with other leaders before they happen, but President Biden took actions with respect to the Khashoggi murder right after coming into office," the White House told Fox News Digital on Thursday.
"The President’s views on human rights are clear and longstanding, and fundamental freedoms are always on the agenda when he travels abroad, just as they will be during this trip," it continued.