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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to say whether he believed the CIA's assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey and the U.S. should establish a base of action in a planned safe zone in Syria in order to ensure that "Syria goes in the right direction," former Pentagon and CIA chief Leon Panetta has told Hürriyet Daily News in a telephone interview.
CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed key lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Dec. 12 on her agency's findings in its investigation into the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) head Hakan Fidan held a closed-door meeting on Dec. 6 in Washington with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Gina Haspel and several U.S. senators over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Two key US Republican senators said a briefing on Dec. 4 by the CIA's director only strengthened their conviction that Saudi Arabia's crown prince directed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent at least 11 messages to Saud al-Qahtani, his closest adviser who oversaw the team that killed Jamal Khashoggi, in the hours before and after the journalist's death in October, according to a highly classified CIA assessment seen by the Wall Street Journal.