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Saudi Arabia: MBS authorized the kidnapping and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A US report says so

(B2) US intelligence is convinced that Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, approved the operation in Istanbul to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The office of the US intelligence coordinator (ODNI), Avril Haines, authorized on Friday (26.02) the publication of a four-page note which contains various very direct elements. " We base this assessment on the crown prince's control over decision-making in the kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Muhammad bin Salman's Protection Detachment in the operation, and the support of the crown prince the use of violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including in Khashoggi ».

The US intelligence memo lists 18 people involved in Khashoggi's kidnapping or assassination.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).