Saudi crown prince ‘approved Khashoggi murder’, says US report
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman likely approved an operation to kill or capture U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a bombshell US intelligence report.
The findings could escalate pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew bipartisan and international outrage.
The central conclusion of the report was widely expected given that intelligence officials were said to have reached it soon after the brutal October 2, 2018, murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s authoritarian consolidation of power.
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