Saudi Arabia: Khashoggi affair weighs heavy, financing needs rise

Risk Management
Issue 1069 - 15 Nov 2018 | 4 minute read

Khashoggi affair: The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October continues to cause difficulties for Riyadh and for Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) in particular. Key western allies appear to have been angered as much by the amateurish attempts by Riyadh to deny responsibility for the journalist’s fate as they are by the murder itself. The Saudi heir’s reputation has been undermined by a steady drip-feed of leeks from the Turkish government and forensic reporting by American newspapers which have identified the key individuals involved as being close to MBS.

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