Senators statements back up CIA conclusion of Saudi Crown prince’s involvement in Khashoggi case.
The American Intelligence Service, are certain that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is behind the death of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The New York Times reports this Tuesday based on the statements of several senators.
“I think He’s complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible.” Said Republican Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham.
Richard Shelby, Senator from Alabama, Joined Graham’s words. “all evidence points in the direction of the crown prince”, says Shelby.
Senator Bob Corker said that Mohammad Bin Salman would be convicted within 30 minutes if he faces a jury.
Investigation of the CIA.
It is not the first time that the CIA states that Bin Salman is behind the killing of Khashoggi. Around mid-November, the CIA made the same conclusion based on the research they had done.
The investigation the CIA had done, included a telephone conversation between Khashoggi and the crown prince’s brother, Khalid bin Salman. Who is the Saudi ambassador in the United States. In the Telephone conversation Khashoggi is asked to go to the consulate in Istanbul to arrange papers for his wedding.
However, Khalid bin Salam denies all accusations made by the CIA and said that the last time he had contact with Khashoggi was in 2017.
No penalties for Saudi Arabia
Despite the conclusion made from the CIA investigation, Trump has not said that Bin Salman is behind the killing of Khashoggi. At the end of November, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, also said that there is no “direct evidence” that the crown prince ordered the killing of the Saudi journalist.
According to Trump there will be no penalties for Saudi Arabia if there is no direct evidence for the crown prince’s involvement in the murder. The Us president said that he is afraid that in the case of a boycott, Saudi Arabia will go to Russia and China for arms deals.