A year before the saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, told Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, one of his nearest, that he would use "a ball" of the journalist, if he is not stopped his criticism of the regime.
This writes the newspaper The New York Times.
the Conversation must have taken place in 2017 and to have been intercepted by u.s. intelligence.
It tells the current and former u.s. and foreign top officials with knowledge of the matter to the newspaper.
the Sources are anonymous, and the information is not confirmed elsewhere.
Jamal Khashoggi, wrote the forward to his death, critical of the saudi kingdom, among other things, the Washington Post.
He was killed on the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul on 2. October.
He was at the consulate in order to obtain the papers, which were to be used in connection with an upcoming wedding.
After repeated denials of the assassination confirmed the authorities in Saudi Arabia the month after the killing. Saudi Arabia says that the killing was done by a group, which had not been given an order for it.