Saudi Ambassador in Washington Challenges CIA Probe

Published November 17th, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
Saudi ambassador to the United States, prince Khalid bin Salman (Twitter)
Saudi ambassador to the United States, prince Khalid bin Salman (Twitter)

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. Prince Khalid bin Salman, has said he did not tell Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to go to Turkey, and has requested the U.S. government release information related to the claim, which was made by a U.S. newspaper.

The Washington Post published an article citing anonymous sources, who it says are close to the CIA which suggests the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the killing of Khashoggi.

The article goes on to suggest also that Prince Khaled told Khashoggi to go to Turkey, which the Saudi ambassador denies.

“I never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to Turkey for any reason. I ask the US government to release any information regarding this claim,” Prince Khaled said in a tweet early Saturday morning.


“As we told the Washington Post the last contact I had with Mr. Khashoggi was via text on Oct 26 2017.”

Prince Khalid said that it was unfortunate that the Washington Post failed to publish the full Saudi response. “This is a serious accusation and should not be left to anonymous sources,” said the envoy, and provided a copy of the statement.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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