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by Oui Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 06:44:34 AM EST

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CIA says Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder: reports | Al Jazeera - Qatar |

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday, a finding that contradicts Saudi government assertions that he was not involved.

According to the Washington Post, who first reported the CIA conclusion, US officials expressed high confidence in the CIA assessment, which is the most definitive to date linking bin Salman to the killing and complicates President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve ties with one of the closest US allies in the region.

Both the Washington Post and the Associated Press cited unnamed officials familiar with the CIA conclusion.

The accuracy of the reports could not be immediately verified.

CIA finds Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing - report | The Guardian |
CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing | JPost |
CIA concludes Khashoggi killing ordered by Saudi crown prince: Report | Hürriyet Daily News |

Saudi foreign minister: Crown Prince had absolutely no role in Khashoggi death | The National - UAE |

Gulf News has been silent on the Khashoggi case for two weeks now ...

See my earlier diaries on Khashoggi murder ...

Salman Hit Squad Murdered Khashoggi [Update-5]

The same Salman hit team

Salman Offered Candidate Trump Assassination Program on Iran


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