US to release report on Saudi journalist Khashoggi murder

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25th February, 2021 07:59:51 printer

US to release report on Saudi journalist Khashoggi murder

The US is preparing to release an intelligence report that is widely expected to implicate Saudi Arabia's crown prince in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

President Biden has read the report and is due to speak to the Saudi king soon.

Mr Biden wants to "recalibrate" relations with Saudi Arabia, which became closer under President Trump.

Khashoggi was brutally killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The crown prince has denied any involvement.

Saudi authorities say his death was the result of a "rogue operation" by a team of agents sent to return him to the kingdom.

Five individuals were given death sentences for the murder by a Saudi court, but these were commuted to 20 years in prison last September.


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