Khashoggi murder ‘happened under my watch,’ Saudi crown prince
26 September 2019 | 2:51 pm
Saudi Arabia's crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year by Saudi operatives "because it happened under my watch," according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week.
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