According to the American media, the newly appointed President of the United States Joe Biden has talked to the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, prior to the release of much-awaited US intelligence report on the killing of the Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

The White House officials had said that the report which probes on the alleged involvement of the Saudi Arabian crown prince in the killing of The Washington Post columnist, would not be publicised until the leaders had spoken.

Earlier, the CIA had concluded that the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, had personally ordered the killing of Khashoggi as opposed to the Saudi's government denial of the same.

The United States lawmakers are expected to pass a resolution on Friday to hold Saudi Arabia responsible for Khashoggi's death and violation of human rights.

The release of the report is to come at a time when diplomatic relations between the USA and Saudi Arabia is at a decline. Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi had entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, but no evidence was found of him exiting its premises. Later, it was concluded that he had been killed and dismembered.