NYTimes: Saudi Crown Prince Had Threatened to Use 'Bullet' on Khashoggi

MIT President L. Rafael Reif listen to a panel discussion at the school in 2017

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When al-Qahtani, who US intelligence says was the ringleader of the murder, warned the prince that targeting Khashoggi could create an global uproar, he was told Saudi Arabia should not care about worldwide reaction to how it deals with its own citizens.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country's de-facto ruler, said in 2017 that he would use "a bullet" on journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a New York Times (NYT) report said, citing USA intelligence officials with knowledge of intercepted communications between the crown prince and a senior Saudi aide.

The "complete lack of transparency" from Saudi officials on the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is deeply concerning and detrimental to their credibility, an aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

Separately on Thursday, a United Nations-led inquiry into Khashoggi's murder said that evidence pointed to a brutal crime "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials.

Long a member of the Saudi establishment, Khashoggi became estranged from the government in Riyadh as a result of his criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States since 2017.

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"The President maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate", a senior administration official said in a statement.

"Maybe, Khashoggi murder was sought to be covered up, or the blame was to be put on others; however, Turkey exposed and revealed all these intentions", he said.

She added that it was "unconscionable" that Saudi authorities continued to fail to disclose the whereabouts of Khashoggi's remains "after having admitted that he met his death within their custody in their consular premises".

After denying for several weeks that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, Saudi Arabia indicted 11 people in the killing and is seeking the death penalty against five of them.

The murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 provoked horror and outrage. Lindsey Graham of SC, introduced legislation Friday that would prohibit certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the killing of Khashoggi and its role in Yemen.

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If neither of those methods worked, the Crown Prince said, then he would go after the slain journalist "with a bullet". "It requires a determination and report in response to the letter we sent with (former Foreign Relations Chairman Bob) Corker".

Though the TV report did not say what the nature of a significant concession by Israel to the Palestinians would be, the network cited a USA official saying King Salman told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in January that he would not support the White House's coming peace plan if it did not provide for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

Al-Jubeir said he wanted Congress to let the Saudi legal process conclude before taking any action on sanctions.

"I wish the Congress would take a step back, look at the overall relationship, look at the steps that Saudi Arabia has taken, and let the process play out", he added.

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