Oct 21, 2018

Saudi foreign minister calls Khashoggi's death "a rogue operation"

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News' Bret Baier on Sunday that the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "a rogue operation" and "a terrible mistake," but argued that the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia will survive once an investigation is concluded.

The big picture: The Saudis' latest explanation is that Khashoggi died after a brawl broke out between him and security officials at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and that it was carried out without the knowledge of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Lawmakers have largely dismissed this account as either unsatisfactory or false, while President Trump initially said he found the Saudis' story "credible."

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