A US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. BBC: The declassified report released by the Biden administration says the prince approved a plan to either capture or kill the US-based Saudi exile. It is the first time America has publicly named the crown prince, who denies ordering the death. Khashoggi was murdered while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He had been known for his criticism of the Saudi authorities. “We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” the report by the office of the US director of national intelligence says. From our earlier coverage of Khashoggi:
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Uber CEO Calls Saudi Murder of Khashoggi ‘a Mistake’, Scrambles To Backtrack (2019)
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UN Calls For Investigation Into Saudi Crown Prince’s Alleged Involvement in Bezos Phone Hack (2020).
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