The United States will further control the leadership of Saudi Arabia against the background of a US intelligence report on the involvement of the kingdom’s leadership in the murder of opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the head of the opposition Party for the Renewal of Turkey, a member of the Turkish parliament Ozturk Yilmaz, Free News told.
Khashoggi was killed in October 2018 in Istanbul at the Saudi consulate. At first, the Saudi authorities denied his disappearance at the diplomatic mission. Still, after some time after the video and audio recordings appeared, they were forced to admit that Khashoggi was killed “as a result of a quarrel with consular employees.” Turkish police were never able to find his body.
Earlier it was reported that the Director of National Intelligence of the United States office believes that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, personally approved the murder of Khashoggi. The President of the USA Joe Biden said that he had promised to the king of Saudi Arabia, “new change” policy of the United States on Monday. Saudi authorities have rejected the findings of the US intelligence report.
“The US report confirms Turkey’s conclusion that the order to kill Khashoggi was given directly by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Turkey has not yet made official statements on this issue does not mean that there will not be any. The meaning of the report is that the United States will take even more control over the leadership of Saudi Arabia, will keep it under pressure even more and force it to do whatever the United States wants,”the source said.
According to him, Turkey needs to be very careful in this situation because it is still difficult to understand what kind of policy Biden will lead in relation to Saudi Arabia.
“Today, relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia are tense. I hope that Biden will not approach Turkey with the same political yardstick as Saudi Arabia; otherwise, relations between the two countries will suffer even more. The incident with Khashukji should be kept at the point where it is now, and it is not necessary to take steps towards the emergence of a new crisis,”Yilmaz added.