Saudi prince says CIA can’t be trusted on Khashoggi case.
According to reports, the CIA detected that the Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, was directly involved in the murder of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. He was killed on October 2nd,2018, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
However, Prince Turki al-Faisal, a chief member of the royal family, calls the CIA report into question. He talked to some journalists in Abu Dhabi on Saturday and expressed his beliefs. The CIA cannot be relied upon as it has been deceitful several times in the past. He gave the example of a previous finding by the CIA that proved to be wrong.
The bureau had claimed that Iraq had chemical weapons before the US invasion in 2003. As a result of this fallacy, thousands of people lost their lives. The prince mentioned this at an event under the wing of New York-based Beirut Institute. He further said that the CIA should be indicted.
The CIA has asserted that Prince Muhammad bin Salman commanded to assassinate the journalist, reported by the Washington Post.
On the contrary, US president, Trump also disproves the CIA’s report and said that they did not have any proof.
According to a Turkish newspaper, Gina Haspel, the CIA director, told the Turkish authorities that a recording was found in which the crown prince instructed the reported to stay quiet.
Turkey said that Khashoggi’s murder was organized by the superior Saudi control. This has resulted in a huge political exigency. Even Riyadh has admitted that when Khashoggi refused coming back to Saudia after several discussions then he was slain. A state attorney is working towards the death penalty for the five accused but he also thinks the Prince is innocent.