With the blessing of the Obama and later Trump administrations, four of Riyadh’s aides are said to have received paramilitary training in the United States.
Four members of the commando team that assassinated Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoki in 2018 had received paramilitary training in the United States and received a green light from the U.S. State Department, the State Department said Tuesday. New York Times.
Jamal Kashoki, a US-based critic and critic, has been close to Saudi power since then. Washington Post, October 2, 2018 A group of agents from Saudi Arabia were assassinated at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul. Of these agents, the New York Daily reports, four were trained from Tier 1 Group, a private U.S. security team, based on accreditation first granted by the Barack Obama administration in 2014. This exercise refers to the order of Donald Trump, which continued at least until the beginning New York Times.
The U.S. newspaper specifically cited a document provided by investment fund Cerberus, a senior official of the parent company of the Tier 1 Group, to the Trump administration when he was asked by a parliamentary committee after Donald Trump was nominated for a position in the Department of Defense. In this written document, Louis Bremer confirms that the Tier 1 team trained Saudi agents, but insists that the training Nature de Nature Conservation And “Unrelated to their horrific subsequent actions”. Louis Bremer mentions, adds New York Times, Four members of the commando received training in 2017, and two of them had already participated in the first edition of the training from October 2014 to January 2015.
The U.S. State Department contacted the AFP, but said it could not comment on the information “Responsible use (…) US military equipment and training ”. “This administration (…) Examines appropriate responses when violations occur ”State Department spokesman Nate Price said in a statement.
According to a US report released in February, seven members of an elite faction were on the commando who killed Jamal Kashoki in a bid to protect Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The New York Times It does not specify whether four officers trained in the United States belong to this division. The body of the disgruntled journalist was dismembered at the scene and has yet to be found. After denying the assassination, Riyadh concluded that it was done by Saudi agents acting alone. Following an opioid trial in Saudi Arabia, five Saudis were sentenced to death and three to life imprisonment – later commuted to death.