Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi regime, went missing after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2. Authorities say the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor was murdered.
US intelligence report says Saudi Crown Prince approved operation to ‘capture or kill’ Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the operation to capture or kill Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US intelligence investigation has found.
The declassified report said: “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.
Contributed to mostly by the CIA, it added: “We base this assessment on the Crown Prince’s control of decision making in the Kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Muhammad bin Salman’s protective detail
in the operation, and the Crown Prince’s support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including
Mr Khashoggi disappeared in October that year after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he is believed to have been killed and his body dismembered.