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Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate
While President Donald Trump welcomed Saudi Arabia’s new statement confirming that journalist Jamal Khashoggi is indeed dead
The crown prince likely acted because he believed he had nothing to fear from the U.S., said John Sawers, former head of foreign intelligence.
Fundamental questions remain about the journalist’s death after the kingdom’s Friday night announcement, and it’s unlikely Saudi critics abroad will be satisfied.
A Saudi official said the suspects identified by the kingdom revealed they gave Khashoggi’s body to a collaborator in Turkey to be disposed of.
The journalist’s disappearance triggered a massive global backlash against Saudi Arabia. Its bloody war in Yemen never has.
Trump has said global suspicion that Saudi Arabia killed the Washington Post journalist is just another example of “you’re guilty until proven innocent.”
The president’s enemies are exploiting the alleged murder to embarrass him and damage his relationship with Saudi Arabia, conservatives claim.
A mix of public accusations and victimhood helps draw attention away from the central question: Where is Jamal Khashoggi?