In a first, Saudi Crown Prince MBS accepts responsibility for journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder
RIYADH - In a first, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman accepts responsibility for journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has said that he bears responsibility for the killing because it "happened under his watch".
"It happened under my watch. I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch," the Crown Prince, also known as MBS, told American public broadcaster PBS, according to a preview of a documentary to be aired on October 1, ahead of the first anniversary of the journalist`s death.
The Crown Prince, however, reiterated that the incident happened without his knowledge, Anadolu news agency reported citing the broadcaster. The documentary, "The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia", examines the Saudi leader`s rise, his rule, and ties to the events surrounding Khashoggi`s murder.
Khashoggi - a supporter-turned-critic of the Crown Prince and a Washington Post columnist -- was killed and reportedly dismembered in October 2018 by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body has not been found until now.
He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, to obtain papers he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. His mysterious death piled scrutiny on Saudi Arabia, which released conflicting information regarding his disappearance in the aftermath.