Saudi Arabia Mulls Blaming Top Intel Officer Over Khashoggi Disappearance: Report

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Saudi Arabia’s leaders are considering blaming a top Saudi intelligence officer for the apparent murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, sources with knowledge told The New York Times on Thursday.

The man who could be blamed for the killing, Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, is a top adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Blaming al-Assiri could deflect attention from Salman, who many U.S. intelligence officials suspect could be behind the alleged slaying, the Times reported.

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

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