The death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brought up, according to US President Joe Biden, during a meeting with the Saudi crown prince.
After threatening to declare Saudi Arabia a “pariah” for its treatment of human rights, Mr. Biden is in the nation to mend relations.
He said, however, that the two nations have came to agreements on other matters.
Following the 2018 murder of the US-based dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, Mr. Biden’s visit has drawn criticism for being seen as supporting the Saudi government.
US intelligence services asserted that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorized the murder.
The prince has consistently refuted the charges, and Saudi authorities have placed the blame on “rogue” Saudi operatives.
“With respect to the murder of Khashoggi, I raised it at the top of the meeting, making it clear what I thought of it at the time and what I think of it now,” Mr Biden said in a press briefing after the meeting.