Vice News reports:
Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman approved the operation that led to the 2018 murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a declassified US intelligence report says.
“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, from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, says.
The report says it is “highly unlikely” that Saudi officials would have carried out such an operation without the authorisation of the crown prince, known as MBS, and since 2017 the de facto ruler of the kingdom.
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— VICE UK (@VICEUK) February 26, 2021
#URGENT: US intel report finds Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) responsible for approving Khashoggi assassination
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 26, 2021
A long-awaited declassified US intelligence report on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi finds the Saudi Crown Prince approved the operationhttps://t.co/7ElpikTACH
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 26, 2021
BREAKING: U.S. officials believe Saudi crown prince approved operation to ‘capture or kill’ journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says newly released document. https://t.co/VYlC0HEnHq
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 26, 2021
As a parting gift, Trump is considering granting the Saudi crown prince immunity from “a federal lawsuit accusing him of targeting for assassination a former top intelligence officer who could disclose damaging secrets” about his rise to power. https://t.co/uldlrzclpK pic.twitter.com/0uKBgSj3mJ
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) December 27, 2020