Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stated in a television interview he takes”full responsibility” for the gruesome murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, however, denied allegations he ordered it.
“However, I take complete responsibility for a pioneer in Saudi Arabia, particularly since people working for the government had dedicated it.”
Asked when he arranged the murder of Khashoggi, who had chased his columns for The Washington Post, Prince Mohammed responded: “Surely not.”
The slaying has been”a mistake,” he explained.
Representatives of the Saudi authorities murdered Khashoggi within the consulate and seemingly dismembered his body, which hasn’t been discovered. As of yet, nobody was convicted.
A U.N. report claimed that Saudi Arabia bore responsibility for the killing and said Prince Mohammed’s potential role in it ought to be researched. Back in Washington, Congress has stated it considers Prince Mohammed is”accountable for the murder” Saudi Arabia has insisted that the crown prince had no participation in an operation that included representatives who reported directly to him.
“Some believe I need to understand what 3 million individuals working for the Saudi authorities do every day,” the potent heir told”60 Minutes.” “It is not possible that the 3 million will send their everyday reports to the chief or the second-highest individual from the government.”
In an interview Thursday at New York, Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, told The Associated Press that obligation to Khashoggi’s slaying” wasn’t restricted to the perpetrators” and stated she desired Prince Mohammed to say to her”Why was Jamal murdered? Where’s his body? What was the reason behind this murder?”
Even though Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels maintained the attack, Saudi Arabia has said that it was”certainly sponsored by Iran.”
“There is not any strategic aim,” Prince Mohammed said of the assault. “Only a fool would assault 5 percent of global supplies. The sole strategic purpose is to demonstrate they are dumb, and that’s what they did.”
He advocated”firm and strong actions to dissuade Iran.”