The CIA has finished it’s investigation and has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in fact ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing.
The CIA’s investigation also contradicts the Trump Administration’s report that Saudi government was unaware of what happened. The Trump Administration, similar to many administrations in the past, are trying to exonerate Saudi Arabia considering they are a close ally to the United States.
15 Saudi agents flew to Istanbul on government aircraft in October and killed Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate, where he had gone to pick up documents for his planned marriage to a Turkish woman.
The report came after the CIA examined multiple sources of intelligence, including a phone call from the prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman, Saudi ambassador to the United States, had with Khashoggi, who spoke on the matter.
The CIA has concluded that the Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, people familiar with the matter say https://t.co/nJgpNJHW8h
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