At the same time, he defended the oil-rich monarchy as an “incredible ally” and kept open the possibility that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order Saudi agents to kill Jamal Khashoggi. The kingdom’s claim that Khashoggi was killed after a fistfight escalated inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul was met with a torrent of international skepticism Saturday.
Even if they were stunned by the sudden admission of their government’s involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside its consulate in Istanbul, very few Saudis would be courageous enough to publicly criticize the country’s leaders — and in particular the crown prince.
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