A Saudi Arabian foreign affairs official claimed Sunday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was “a mistake” committed by Saudi government officials who had acted “outside their scope of authority.”
Adel al-Jubeir, the country’s minister of state for foreign affairs, a top official in the foreign ministry, continued to claim Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) had no involvement in the October slaying of Khashoggi, despite the CIA’s determination that he was behind it.
“The death of Jamal Khashoggi was a massive tragedy,” al-Jubeir told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “It was a mistake. It was committed by officials of the Saudi government acting outside their scope of authority.”