The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is in possession of a tape that proves Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave instructions to “silence” dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a new report has revealed.
Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported Thursday that CIA Director Gina Haspel had signaled the existence of the recording to Turkish officials last month.
MBS is under growing pressure to come clean about Khashoggi’s murder inside the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul about six weeks ago.
While Riyadh has repeatedly denied the young prince’s involvement, there have been reports of several audio recordings that confirm bin Salman ordered a hit job on longtime friend Khashoggi, after he turned on him and started to criticize his policies.
“There is talk of another recording,” Hurriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi wrote, claiming that the alleged call took place between MBS and his brother Khaled, Saudi…