US refuses to say whether crown prince one of 76 Saudis hit by visa ban

US refuses to say whether crown prince one of 76 Saudis hit by visa banMarch 2, 2021

State department ‘not in a position to detail the identity’ of those on list as US under heavy criticism for failure to sanction Saudi heir

The US state department has refused to say whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is one of the Saudi officials subject to US visa restrictions under the new “Khashoggi ban”.

The ban is named after the Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder and dismemberment in 2018 was approved by the crown prince, according to a US intelligence assessment declassified on Friday.

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