Dayton Daily News

Prince said he’d use ‘bullet’ on Khashoggi


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia told a top aide in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Jamal Khashoggi, the jour- nalist killed in October, if Khashoggi did not return to the kingdom and end his criticism of the Saudi govern- ment, according to current and former U.S. and foreign officials with direct knowledge of intelligen­ce reports. The conversati­on, intercepte­d by U.S. intelligen­ce agencies, is the most detailed evidence to date that the prince con- sidered killing Khashoggi long before Saudi operatives strangled him inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The Saudi government has denied the prince played any role in the killing.

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