Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Khashoggi’s Killing
A declassified U.S. intelligence report says the Saudi Crown Prince approved Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. So why hasn’t Biden sanctioned or otherwise held Mohammed bin Salman to account?
Two airplanes — which are assets of Saudi Arabia’s public investment fund — transported the assassination squad from Riyadh to Istanbul. So far, it appears the $400 billion fund is avoiding scrutiny. That might be because it generates enough financial incentives that authorities may want to keep any links between the assassination and the fund as quiet as possible. MBS’s role as the chairman of the PIF and the use of the Gulfstream jets raises serious questions about the fund’s involvement in the killing — and potential culpability. Read Eli Clifton’s full article — co-published by Responsible Statecraft and Insider, right here: https://bit.ly/3l1a6zJ