The US keeps the secret service, the CIA, Saudi Arabia’s crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the Principal in the murder of the government-critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The several US media, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported, citing American government officials. The Washington Post reported that the government had attested to the CIA’s assessment, a high level of credibility.

The Saudi Arabian government, however, an involvement of the crown Prince, has denied the murder of Khashoggi. The Journalist was under suspicious circumstances during a visit to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on 2. October disappeared. Only after prolonged Hesitation, Saudi Arabia admitted that Khashoggi had been killed. His body, however, remained disappeared.

belongs To the circumstantial evidence that the CIA takes for its conclusion, according to the Report, among other things, a phone call to the brother of the crown Prince with Khashoggi. Therein, Khashoggi had been asked for documents at the Consulate in Istanbul to pick up. He was assured that there would be no danger. The call was made on the orders of the crown Prince.

Saudi-Arabia – crown Prince promises punishment of the perpetrators in the case of Khashoggi, The Saudi heir to the throne, Muhammad bin Salman has the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “heinous crime”. He promised the case, together with Turkey, to educate. © Photo: Amr Nabil/AP/dpa

The us government staff acknowledged, according to U.S. media that there is a clear evidence of the responsibility of the crown Prince is missing in the case. In the case of the assessment of the Case had been withdrawn in addition to the circumstantial evidence into account, such as Saudi Arabia is working and that such an approach was not without the consent of the crown Prince’s conceivable.

The Saudi Arabian Prosecutor has demanded for five Accused in the case, the death penalty. The US is planning sanctions against 17 citizens of Saudi Arabia. According to one of the projects familiar Person, among other things, a former senior adviser of crown Prince Salman to be affected, as well as the Saudi Arabian Consul-General in Turkey, Mohammed Alotaibi.

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