Saudi Arabia sacks deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri – state media

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (REUTERS) – Saudi state media said on Saturday (October 20) King Salman had ordered the dismissal of two senior officials: Saud al-Qahtani, a royal court advisor seen as the right-hand man to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri, a statement on state media said.

It came as Saudi Arabia said a missing journalist had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but U.S. lawmakers found hard to believe.

Saudi Arabia provided no evidence to support its account of the circumstances that led to Jamal Khashoggi’s death and it was unclear whether Western allies would be satisfied with the Saudi version of events.

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