A US intelligence report made a big finding Thursday in Jamal Khashoggi case. It reveals that Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
The US officials said that the report assesses that the crown prince likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi. As the journalist’s Washington Post column had criticized the crown prince’s policies.
Moreover, the report’s release is a part of President Joe Biden’s policy to realign ties with Riyadh.
However, Biden restricts his contacts to the king. But others in his administration are talking to Saudi officials at various levels.
Riyadh had earlier put that Khashoggi’s killing was a mysterious extradition operation.
This also reflects Joe Biden’s pledge during the 2020 presidential campaign to reassess US-Saudi ties in part over Khashoggi’s murder.
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