In response to the accusations against the Saudi leadership, I would tell, as a Saudi citizen, the following to the American administration, which sought that the bilateral relationship with Saudi Arabia would be cooperation and partnership in a way reflecting the values of the USA:
1. It’s a proven truth for those who realize facts that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a homeland and leadership, is a centuries-old lofty entity that cannot be underestimated. Its foundations are based on a distinguished Islamic position as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to which more than 1.5 billion Muslims aspire for, with a reliable constitution drawn from the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah. The Kingdom fosters solid Arab-Islamic values, heritage and traditions, and harmonious social fabric of an ambitious people who are loyal to their leadership, which has the ability to play a pivotal role in international relations in the political and economic fields.
Washington’s failure to penalize the crown prince has been criticized by rights groups and others, raising questions about accountability and the Biden administration’s pledge to make human rights a foreign policy priority.Prince Mohammed, the 35-year old de facto ruler, has denied any involvement in Khashoggi’s killing, for which eight people were jailed in Saudi Arabia last year, but has said he bears ultimate responsibility because it happened on his watch.