Pom­peo: No ‘di­rect’ proof link­ing prince, writer’s death

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - World & nation -

WASH­ING­TON — Sec­re­tary of State Michael Pom­peo said Satur­day that the U.S. has “no di­rect ev­i­dence” link­ing Saudi Ara­bia’s crown prince to the killing of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi, but de­clined to ad­dress re­ports that the CIA con­cluded that Mo­hammed bin Sal­man was in­volved.

“I have read ev­ery piece of in­tel­li­gence that is in the pos­ses­sion of the United States gov­ern­ment and when it is done, when you com­plete that anal­y­sis, there is no di­rect ev­i­dence link­ing him to the mur­der of Ja­mal Khashoggi,” Pom­peo said in in­ter­view Satur­day with CNN from the Group of 20 meet­ing.

The Wall Street Jour­nal re­ported Satur­day that it had re­viewed ex­cerpts of the CIA’s re­port, which in­di­cated “medium-to­high” con­fi­dence of Sal­man “prob­a­bly or­der­ing his death.”

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