In the Senate demanded the tramp to define the position in the case Casucci

© 2018 AFP / Bulent KilicПлакаты photo journalist Jamal Casucci. Archival photoIn the Senate demanded the tramp to define the position in the case Casucci© 2018 AFP / Bulent Kilic

The leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign relations asked the President of the United States Donald trump to give a clear answer about that, did the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman orders to kill the journalist Jamal Casucci, according to Politico.

Earlier, trump the statement admitted that Mohammed bin Salman knew about the murder Casucci in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. However, the President noted that the United States intends to remain a reliable partner for Saudi Arabia.

As reported, the head of the Committee, Republican Bob Corker and Democrat Robert Menendez on Tuesday asked the administration whether she believed that the Prince was involved in the murder of a journalist. The publication says that according to the Magnitsky act, the President is obliged to answer the Committee’s question concerning the violation of world leaders in human rights, within 120 days after the request.

«In light of recent events, including the recognition of the Saudi government, the Saudi authorities killed Mr. Galucci in your Consulate in Istanbul, we require decisions about whether crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder Casucci», — quotes the edition of the letter from the senators.

Casucci, who was a columnist for the American newspaper the Washington Post and 2017 lived in the United States, disappeared in Turkey October 2, after entered the building of the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul. State media in Saudi Arabia on the night of October 20 issued a message of the Prosecutor General of the country, which, according to preliminary data, Casucci dead, his demise brought a quarrel with employees of the Consulate. The Istanbul Prosecutor’s office stated that the murder was premeditated Galucci, the body was dismembered and destroyed after he was strangled in the Consulate General.

According to the statement of the Prosecutor General of Saudi Arabia for the murder of Casucci detained 21 people. Five for direct participants of the murder, the Prosecutor demanded the death penalty, others will be punished according to the canons of Shariah.

Earlier, the Washington Post, citing a source reported that the CIA has concluded that crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman al Saud was able to order the murder of opposition Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci.