Washington — The Saudi ambassador to america, Khalid bin Salman, brother of the highly effective crown prince, has returned to Washington after leaving the U.S. capital within the wake of the homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an official mentioned Wednesday.
“His Royal Highness the Ambassador is in Washington” embassy spokeswoman Fatimah Baeshen advised AFP.
The diplomat returned to Riyadh in early October shortly after the killing of the dissident Saudi journalist on the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.
On the time, the U.S. State Division mentioned it will search data from him concerning the incident upon his return.
The ambassador is the brother of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose alleged function in ordering the homicide is on the coronary heart of a burning controversy within the U.S. and internationally.
Two key Republican senators mentioned Tuesday a briefing by CIA director Gina Haspel had solely strengthened their conviction Prince Mohammed was behind the crime — a cost he denies.
Based on U.S. media studies, the CIA had proof that Prince Khalid had spoken to Khashoggi earlier than his demise and warranted him that he would be capable to go to the consulate, the place he deliberate to go to get paperwork he wanted to marry his Turkish fiancee, with none danger to himself.
Prince Khalid has denied what he referred to as a “critical accusation.”
Regardless of these heavy suspicions, the administration of President Trump has sought to distance the Saudi management from the affair and insisted there is no such thing as a direct proof Prince Mohammed ordered the killing.
In the meantime, the Saudi international minister, Adel al-Jubeir, was additionally in Washington to characterize his nation on the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush, in line with Baeshen.
She didn’t add whether or not Jubeir would meet with administration officers throughout his keep.
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