Journalist Khasogi’s assassination directed by Saudi prince: USA
WASHINGTON: A US intelligence report has confirmed that the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khasogi was directed by Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
A report released by the Biden administration states that Prince Salman had given instructions to “capture or kill.” Immediately after the incident, the United States imposed a ban on a dozen other Saudi officials.
Saudi Arabia has called the US report “false, baseless and provocative.” Prince Salman has denied his involvement in the incident.
Journalist Khasogi’s body was found mutilated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, after a mysterious murder. Khasogi, a 59-year-old journalist, was once a close advisor to the Saudi government and the royal family.
He had been in self-imposed exile in the United States since 2017.