Washington — The Saudi ambassador to the US, 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 stated Wednesday.
“His Royal Highness the Ambassador is in Washington” embassy spokeswoman Fatimah Baeshen instructed 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 stated it might search data from him concerning the incident upon his return.
The ambassador is the brother of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose alleged position in ordering the homicide is on the coronary heart of a burning controversy within the U.S. and internationally.
Two key Republican senators stated 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 dying and guaranteed 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 threat to himself.
Prince Khalid has denied what he known as a “severe accusation.”
Regardless of these heavy suspicions, the administration of President Trump has sought to distance the Saudi management from the affair and insisted there isn’t 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 accordance with Baeshen.
She didn’t add whether or not Jubeir would meet with administration officers throughout his keep.
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