"Thanks": Saudis 'Welcome' US Report Blaming Prince For Khashoggi Killing

"Thanks": Saudis 'Welcome' US Report Blaming Prince For Khashoggi Killing

Newsdesk |
March 1, 2021

A U.S. intelligence report blaming the Saudi crown prince for a critic's murder is being celebrated by some commentators in the kingdom as an effective vindication.

New Delhi, 01 March 2021

As per news report of NDTV, the four-page document released by President Joe Biden's administration on Friday concluded that Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was dismembered by Saudi agents in Turkey in 2018. It also stated that Prince Mohammed supported "using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad."For the prince's backers at home, the report represented a practical victory, because it contained no new details, didn't disclose any evidence on which it was based, and used equivocal words like "probably." Sanctions announced against various Saudi officials didn't include the prince, and Saudis who'd worried the report might harm the 35-year-old heir to the throne breathed a sigh of relief.

Source - NDTV


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