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The White House on Thursday declined to refer to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a “killer,” though a recently declassified US intelligence report said he ordered the operation that led to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

President Joe Biden referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose critics sometimes end up poisoned or dead, as a “killer” in a recent interview. When asked if Biden would use the same word to characterize Prince Mohammed, popularly known as MBS, White House press secretary Jen Psaki during Thursday’s briefing said, “I don’t think I need to add more killer names from the podium.”

Biden’s remarks on Putin led Russia to recall its ambassador from the US — a major diplomatic snub. Psaki said Biden does not regret calling Putin a “killer.”

Jen Psaki says Biden has no regrets about calling Putin a “killer” pic.twitter.com/tKiIMpF6yE

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