CIA Director Gina Haspel gives today to us senators more information on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
This reports the AP, citing a source familiar with the intentions Haspel, reports UKRINFORM.
“The CIA Director agreed to inform the influential U.S. senators about the murder of a Saudi journalist, whose death has led to calls to punish longtime US ally (Saudi Arabia – Ed.) in the middle East”, – stated in the message.
According to the interlocutor, Haspel will meet today with the leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties and the chairmen of the committees on national security issues.
It is noted that U.S. senators from both parties were unhappy that the CIA Director was not present at a recent meeting behind closed doors with senior administration officials trump, which discussed the murder Hashagg and the likely response of the United States.
As reported, a Saudi journalist, columnist, Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi disappeared in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul on 2 October. Riyadh acknowledged that he was killed only after October 20. November 1, the Turkish media reported that the body Khashoggi was destroyed in the acid, however, official confirmation of this information.
In November, during a search at the residence of the Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul had traces of hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals. Turkey has transferred to the murder Hashagg audio Saudi Arabia, USA, Germany, France and the UK.
Earlier Central intelligence Agency has stated that to kill the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul ordered the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman al Saud.