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Saudi Commentators Say U.S. Report Is Vindication of Prince

  • Report on Khashoggi murder seen by many as a slap on the wrist
  • Crown prince not sanctioned; report didn’t detail any evidence
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A U.S. intelligence report blaming the Saudi crown prince for a critic’s murder is being celebrated by some commentators in the kingdom as an effective vindication.

The four-page document released by President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday concluded that Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was dismembered by Saudi agents in Turkey in 2018. It also stated that Prince Mohammed supported “using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad.”