Saudi crown prince approved killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. intelligence report says

  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, a U.S. intelligence report says.
  • The Office of the Director of National Intelligence cited the crown prince’s control of decision-making in Saudi Arabia.
  • Secretary of State Anthony Blinken imposed visa restrictions on 76 Saudi individuals whom he said are “believed to have been engaged in threatening dissidents overseas, including but not limited to the Khashoggi killing.”
  • The Biden administration has been reviewing U.S.-Saudi relations, which were particularly close under former President Donald Trump.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could further strain U.S.-Saudi relations as the White House reassesses ties with Riyadh.

The report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, released Friday, cited the crown prince’s control of decision-making in Saudi Arabia as well as the involvement of a key advisor and members of the prince’s protective detail in the operation that killed Khashoggi, a critic of the royal family.

www.cnbc.com/2021/02/26/us-intelligence-concludes-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-approved-killing-of-journalist-jamal-khashoggi-.html

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