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Is the search on for a country to give Bin Salman refuge?

Is the search on for a country to give Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman refuge with international guarantees? That is the gist of a news report circulating in the West, which explains a lot of information in the international arena regarding the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, an anonymous Western source suggests that there are ongoing efforts to find a country willing to grant Bin Salman asylum and protect him from possible prosecution over the Khashoggi killing and several other crimes, including the detention of Saudi princes and businessmen last year and the war in Yemen. Eastern Europe or Asia appear to be the likely locations of such a country.

CIA Director Gina Haspel returned from Turkey two weeks ago where she listened to the recordings and had access to other evidence about Saudi Arabia’s official involvement in Khashoggi’s murder. The US administration now has just two options: it can impose severe sanctions on Saudi Arabia for violating international law, or it can push Bin Salman to step down as Crown Prince and seek asylum in another country. The de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia is generally believed to have given the order for the journalist’s killing.

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