After the CIA’s Assessment, a Saudi prince has contended that the CIA cannot be trusted and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will remain active on the world stage.
Prince Turki al-Faisal, a senior member of the royal family, told journalists in Abu Dhabi, “The CIA is not necessarily the highest standard of veracity or accuracy in assessing situations. The examples of that are multitude.”
He said the CIA’s assessment that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction was “the most glaring of inaccurate and wrong assessments, which led to a full-scale war with thousands being killed.”
Al-Faisal continued,“I don’t see why the CIA is not on trial in the United States,” and “This is my answer to their assessment of who is guilty and who is not and who did what in the consulate in Istanbul.”
The CIA has recently concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul.