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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 02:30 AM

Saudi Crown Prince Had Threatened to Use 'bullet' On Khashoggi: NYTimes

Reuters Reuters•February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an aide he would use "a bullet" on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The crown prince's comments to a top aide in 2017 were made well before Khashoggi was killed last October in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Times reported, citing current and former U.S. and foreign officials knowledgeable about intelligence reports.

The comments were intercepted by American intelligence agencies, the newspaper reported.

U.S. intelligence analysts have interpreted the "bullet" comment metaphorically, meaning the crown prince did not necessarily mean to have Khashoggi shot, but they do think it showed his intent to have the journalist killed if he did not return to the kingdom, the Times said.

Riyadh, which initially denied knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance before offering contradictory explanations, has steadfastly insisted the prince was not involved in the killing.

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Reply Saudi Crown Prince Had Threatened to Use 'bullet' On Khashoggi: NYTimes (Original post)
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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:26 AM

1. They had him chopped in pieces, is a bullet suppose to be scarier

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:28 AM

2. Khashoggi shouldn't have waxed so poetic about Osama.

It was very irritating.

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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:51 AM

3. Sic Semper Culos

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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:27 AM

4. Remind me why I care.

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