“Saudi Arabia’s crown prince [Mohammed bin Salman] likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released [last] Friday…
“Shortly after the findings were released, the State Department announced a new policy, called the ‘Khashoggi Ban,’ that will allow the U.S. to deny visas to people who harm, threaten or spy on journalists on behalf of a foreign government. It also said it would impose visa restrictions on 76 Saudi individuals who have engaged or threatened dissidents overseas… The Treasury Department also announced sanctions against a former Saudi intelligence official, Ahmad Hassan Mohammed al Asiri, who U.S. officials say was the operation’s ringleader.” AP News
Read our prior coverage of US-Saudi relations and Khashoggi’s murder. The Flip Side
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