Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sanctioned the assassination of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a US intelligence report.
The report issued by the Biden administration reports that a plot to either ‘capture or kill’ Khashoggi was authorised by the prince.
The United States imposed sanctions on hundreds of Saudis, but not the prince.
“The study was dismissed by Saudi Arabia, finding it “bad, misleading and unreasonable”.
Crown Prince Mohammed, the kingdom’s de facto monarch, has denied any complicity in the assassination.
When visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Khashoggi was killed and his body severed.
Once a Saudi government advisor and loyal to the royal family, the 59-year-old journalist fell out of favor and went into self-imposed exile in the US in 2017.
He wrote a monthly column in the Washington Post from there in which he attacked Prince Mohammed’s policies.