crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a conversation with the saudi journalist Turki Aldakhil in 2017 have said that if Jamal Khashoggi does not return to the kingdom or stop criticizing the government in Saudi Arabia, he will use "a bullet against him", the New York Times illuminated by a number of american officials who are a familiar with etterretningsrapport about the call.
Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul 2. October, then to be dismembered. The remains after him is not found.
American etterretningsanalytikere have concluded that it is not necessarily certain that bin Salman meant the statement literally, but that he in all probability used the phrase as a metaphor to emphasize that he had an intention to kill the journalist if he didn't come back to Saudi Arabia.
The saudi government denies that the crown prince has had a role in the murder. Earlier this week, the Un special rapporteur for extra-judicial likvideringer that the killing of Khashoggi was planned and executed by saudi officials.
Aldakhil believe the charges that the crown prince should have wanted to use "a bullet" Khashoggi is fake.