A month and a half after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his consulate in Istanbul, the revelation that the US intelligence agency concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s murder, the most direct charge against the latter, On what follows.
Hours ago, information and news about the conclusion of the CIA came amid speculation about the next step.
It is clear that the talk of the new US media about the new intelligence that puts the crown prince in the face of the charge of murder kills any Saudi account of his innocence of Khashoggi’s blood and may block any attempt by the administration of US President Donald Trump to maintain a good relationship with the Saudi Crown Prince , Or covering up its connection to the crime of assassination.
While observers of the case believe that these exciting developments would drive the removal of Mohammed bin Salman from power, others see the opposite, relying on the support of several parties to the young crown prince.
“These developments are driving Saudi Arabia to think seriously about removing the crown prince from office,” said Bruce Fein, a former deputy attorney general. “Being in this position puts the entire country at great risk. This danger is not only about Riyadh’s relationship with Washington but its international relations.
The anger rising against Saudi Arabia could lead to its expulsion from the UN General Assembly if it remains determined not to undergo any international investigation into the matter.
The spokesman does not believe that Riyadh will risk 30 million Saudis in return for the rescue of one person. Saudi Arabia will eventually hand over the crown prince to the international authorities or removed him from office, and thus stripped him of all powers.
Explosion and effects
The writers and political analysts said that what was published by the major American media is a bomb explosion in the face of the American and Saudi leaders alike. He said that things have changed dramatically, especially since this information is sourced from a reliable American source confirming Mohammed’s involvement Bin Salman in the killing of Khashoggi.
This new phase will have a great impact in resolving the debate in Riyadh on the survival of Mohammed bin Salman in his position or departure, indicating that Trump could not cover up the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia after today.
Khashoggi’s case has moved to a new stage that will not be the same as before, and that this disclosure could put the US administration in a bind if it tries to cover up Mohammed bin Salman’s link to crime.
Punishment for all
“The United States is determined to punish all those responsible for this killing,” said Mike Bens, vice president of the United States, in a statement of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea.
In anticipation of a clearer US and international stance, UN expert Abdelhamid Siam goes on to say that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich must deal with Turkey’s demand that there be an international investigation into the case.
He pointed out that this crime is a major violation of international law and that all indicators lead to the formation of an international investigation team. If the main suspect Mohammed bin Salman confesses to the crime, the secretary-general will be exempt from international investigation, asserting that Saudi Arabia has only two options: Recognition of the crime or respond to international investigation.
The Saudi Arabia real allies
But Professor Johns Hopkins, a professor of international studies at Johns Hopkins University, believes that Saudi Arabia has important papers that would make it a relatively strong position, namely, a major oil producer, and the Sunni Arab state on which the United States relies on for facing Iran, especially since Tehran’s isolation for Washington is a key priority.
Some believe that Mohammed bin Salman allies and other papers can be a reliable lifeline, including Jared Kouchner, the brother-in-law of the US president with whom he has an intimate relationship, which is the lawyer of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in the White House.
The two men share their desire to end the Palestinian cause by engineering what is known as the deal of the century.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may again try to communicate with the US administration to defend Mohammed bin Salman and support him as “an important strategic partner in the region.”
But these assessments – if you try to assess the current situation – do not answer all the questions about the complex issue and its consequences, especially as political, security and moral pressure mounts on President Trump, who seems to have pushed to allow this information to be revealed, making Mohammed bin Salman’s fate in the wind.