Saudi Prince’s Mohammed Salman has been held responsible for killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

New Delhi: According to the US Intelligence Agency report, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been held responsible for killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. However, Saudi Arabia has denied this. Khashogi, 59, a disgruntled Saudi journalist who lived as a legal permanent resident in the United States and wrote for the Washington Post, did not agree with Prince’s policies and on October 2, 2018 Was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in the Turkish city.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) reports that at the time of Khashogi’s assassination, Prince probably created an environment that scared his colleagues into arresting him for not completing the tasks assigned to him by Prince can be done.

This suggests that the allies were unlikely to question Prince’s orders or take sensitive action without his consent, the report said, dated February 11, a brief portion of which was presented to the US Congress on Friday.

The ODNI stated that “We believe that Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Khashoggi.”

The report states that since 2017, the Crown Prince has had full control of the Kingdom’s security and intelligence organizations, making it highly unlikely that Saudi authorities would have operated of this nature without the Prince’s authorization. The report states. Soon after the report was submitted, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a ‘Khashogi ban’, which imposes a visa ban on 76 Saudi individuals believed to have engaged in threatening dissidents abroad, but not until Khashogi’s assassination. Were not limited.

Blinken said that in October 2018, the world was horrified by the murder of a legitimate US resident Khashogi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Individuals should be able to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms without fear of government reprisal, retaliation, punishment, or harm. Khashogi lost his life to express his beliefs

Blinken said that President Joe Biden said in a statement released in October last year on the second anniversary of the assassination that Khashogi’s death would not go in vain, and we held it responsible for his memory to fight for a more just and free world. Huh. The Biden administration submitted an unclassified report to Congress, providing transparency on the assassination.

(With agency inputs)