Saudi Arabia ‘Completely Rejects’ US Khashoggi Report Assessment

A US intelligence report blaming Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was launched by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) earlier on Friday.

Saudi Arabia “categorically rejects the abusive and incorrect conclusions” made within the US intelligence report on the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the nation’s Foreign Ministry acknowledged, cited by Saudi Press Agency (SPA), after the report was launched on Friday.

The assertion referred to the homicide and dismemberment of Khashoggi’s corpse contained in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul as to “heinous crime”, and added that the deliberate killing was dedicated by “a group that violated all regulations and violated the powers of the agencies in which they were working.”

The Saudi Foreign Ministry outlined that these accountable for the killing had been investigated and delivered to justice by the Saudi courtroom – a ruling that, the assertion added, was “welcomed” by members of Khashoggi’s household. 

The assertion from Riyadh adopted the declassification of the intelligence report on the Khashoggi killing by ODNI, which accused the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, of ordering the assassination.

The crown prince, nevertheless, denied his involvement within the killing, noting that he accepts accountability for the assassination as a result of it occurred “on his watch”.

Khashoggi was brutally murdered contained in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, after which his physique was dismembered and stuffed into suitcases for transport.

The Saudi courtroom in 2019 sentenced eight suspects for the killing, with the journalist’s members of the family, by a spokesman, accepting the ruling. In May 2020, Khashoggi’s son, Salah, stated that the household had pardoned these accountable for his father’s demise.


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