Saudi Crown Prince Will Lead Commission Investigating Death Of Journalist

The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia will lead the commission tasked with investigating the death of Jamal Kashoggi.

The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, will lead the commission tasked with investigating the death and disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi according to reporting by CNN:

> The Saudis have set up a commission, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, that will restructure the Saudi general intelligence directorate and will have one month to release a report, state TV said The commission will consist of national security officials, the foreign ministry and the interior ministry.

Bin Salman may be an odd choice to lead the investigation into Kashoggi's death given that he likely played a role in the journalist's murder.

> US officials have told CNN that the operation could not have been carried out without the knowledge of Prince bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.

The Saudi government has been under international pressure since the disappearance of Kashoggi. Some experts believe that Salman will leave this incident permanently tarnished.


> Turkish officials, mostly speaking privately, have released a steady stream of gory details about what happened to the journalist at the consulate. They said he was killed soon after he entered the embassy, and his body dismembered. None of the Saudi statements give any clue as to what happened to Khashoggi's remains.