Saudis deny crown prince’s role in Khashoggi slay­ing

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - WORLD -

Wash­ing­ton: A top Saudi of­fi­cial on Fri­day in­sisted his coun­try’s crown prince had no role in the Oc­to­ber slay­ing of a Wash­ing­ton Post colum­nist, say­ing the trial of the sus­pects and the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion would show it was a “rogue op­er­a­tion” with no of­fi­cial back­ing. Min­is­ter of State for For­eign Af­fairs Adel Al-Jubeir spoke to re­porters as leg­is­la­tion was in­tro­duced in Congress to block some arms sales to the king­dom over the killing of writer Ja­mal Khashoggi and the wide­spread deaths of civil­ians in the war in Ye­men.

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