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U.S. State Department says no ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi killing

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said in a statement on Saturday that the United States has not made a final conclusion on who was involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The State Department’s statement came amid media reports of a assessment by  the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which indicates that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.

“Recent reports indicating that the U.S. government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. “There remain numerous unanswered questions with respect to the murder of Mr. Khashoggi.”

Nauert said the State Department will continue to seek facts and work with other countries to hold those involved in the journalist’s killing accountable “while maintaining the important strategic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.”

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