Saudi Arabia is preparing an official account that will admit journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to multiple reports on Monday.
It is not clear how much responsibility Saudi Arabia will take for the journalist’s death, as reports indicate that while an official narrative is being prepared it is not complete.
The kingdom will reportedly deflect responsibility for the murder away from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by saying Khashoggi’s death was “unintentional” and the result of a “botched operation” by Saudi agents who were not authorized by the government’s top authorities, two sources told CNN.
“We are hearing from the sources at this stage that [the murder] was not carried out with the proper clearance,” CNN’s Clarissa Ward said on air.
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