Six months on from the Jamal Khashoggi tragedy, the international business community is revving up its work with the Arab kingdom.
The CIA had no comment on a report that Haspel has heard audio of the killing.
Despite many high-profile protests against the kingdom, many organizations are trying to find ways to preserve ties with the Saudis and their wealth.
Congress has already begun its own efforts to hold Saudi Arabia accountable in light of the Khashoggi incident.
Oil prices have remained stubbornly high, despite major producers’ pledges to increase output. A mix of geopolitics and supply concerns are to blame.
President Trump tweeted that Saudi Arabia might raise production by up to two million barrels a day. Saudi Arabia did not cite any specific figures in its account of a conversation he had with King Salman.
As the kingdom prepares for its next evolution, Saudi Aramco is central. But a planned public listing leaves the company, and the country, at risk.