Sullivan, Center East envoy Brett McGurk and different US officers met in Riyadh on September 28 with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and different prime Saudi officers.
The principle level of the talks was to debate the battle in Yemen and methods to rearrange a ceasefire.
However a senior Biden administration official who briefed reporters concerning the go to to Washington this week of Israel’s nationwide safety adviser, Eyal Hulata, mentioned the U.S. delegation additionally introduced up the case of Khashoggi particularly and human rights normally.
Khashoggi, a Saudi-born U.S. resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Submit essential of bin Salman, was killed and dismembered by a group of operatives linked to the prince within the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
The Saudi authorities has denied any involvement by the crown prince, however a U.S. intelligence report concluded in February that bin Salman had accepted of an operation to seize or kill Khashoggi.
U.S. President Joe Biden has labored to recalibrate U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia after the pleasant ties his predecessor, Donald Trump, had with bin Salman and different Saudi officers.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned in an announcement on Saturday, the third anniversary of Khashoggi’s loss of life, “We’ve got taken steps to stop such a reprehensible crime from occurring once more,” together with launching a coordinated effort to stop and reply to any authorities concentrating on journalists, activists and dissidents past its borders.