US administration is about to sanction 70 Saudis over Khashoggi Killing

The US treasury Department announced its determination to sanction 70 Saudis involved in killing the Saudi journalist, Jammal Khashoggi.

The US media outlets said, the Biden Administration is getting ready to impose restrictions on the Visas for more than 70 Saudis, within the US new policy for protecting the journalists and the dissidents outside of their countries.

The Treasury is also set to impose sanctions on the elements of the Saudi Royal Guard's Rapid Intervention Squad for those involved in Khashoggi's killing.

On Friday, American and international media published excerpts from the US National Intelligence Office report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which confirmed that the Saudi Crown Prince, Prince Muhammad bin Salman, had "authorized" an operation to "arrest or kill" Khashoggi.

The report concluded that Mohammed bin Salman authorized an operation to "kidnap or kill" Khashoggi. The report said: "We came to the conclusion that the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, authorized an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to arrest or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi."

The report stated that "it is very unlikely that Saudi officials would carry out the killing of Khashoggi without the approval of Bin Salman," and that the Saudi crown prince viewed Khashoggi as a "threat to the kingdom."

The White House announced earlier, Wednesday, that the unclassified report would be published "soon" without specifying when exactly.

Khashoggi, who was living in the United States and writing for the Washington Post, was killed in 2018 inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and is believed to have been dismembered.

The CIA directly linked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder. Although he accepts full responsibility, as he is in a responsible position, he denied having a personal connection to the matter.



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