CIA warns Arab activist of potential Saudi threat

                              By Muhammad Mussa</p>  <p>LONDON (AA) - The CIA warned an Arab activist in Norway that he faces a potential threat from Saudi Arabia, it was reported Tuesday.</p>  <p>“Something crazy - concerning my personal safety - happened two weeks ago which I haven't been at liberty to speak about, but is breaking today. The last two weeks have been very stressful, but I hope I've managed well given the pressure” Iyad el-Baghdadi wrote on Twitter.</p>  <p>U.S. intelligence contacted Norwegian authorities April 25 regarding the potential threat to el-Baghdadi‘s life from Saudi Arabia. He was taken by authorities to a secure location where he was warned of threat.</p>  <p>“The way I understood it was, the Saudis have a crosshairs on me, but there is no idea of what they are going to do,” el-Baghdadi told the Guardian newspaper.</p>  <p>“They assured me that they are taking it very seriously. They came prepared,” he said, explaining that a police squad transferred him to the safe location and another briefed him on the situation.</p>  <p>El-Bahdadi is a Palestinian-born writer and a pro-democracy activist who has been a vocal critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He was granted political asylum in Norway in 2015 after being arrested and expelled from the United Arab Emirates.</p>  <p>The pro-democracy campaigner is active on Twitter and has gained a large following because of his satirical and abrupt analysis on Middle Eastern governments, including the Saudi royal family and political issues in the region.</p>  <p>Following the murder last fall of Jamal Kashoggi, a Saudi journalist working for the Washington Post, el-Baghdadi warned that bin Salman would become more dangerous if he was not held to account by the West. </p>  <p>“If they get away with kidnapping the next step will be assassinations in your capitals, and I’m not joking even a little bit,” he said on Twitter.</p>  <p>The outspoken activist further warned that bin Salman is still seeking to silence critics of the Saudi government outside the kingdom and the rising number of educated Saudis who are politically active and living outside the kingdom “is shaping up to be a long-term problem for MBS,” using the prince’s initials.</p>  <p>News of a threat comes months after Kashoggi’s torture and murder inside the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul last October. The high profile murder caused international outrage and saw widespread condemnation of bin Salman. </p>  <p>Following the murder, the CIA fingered bin Salman as being behind the order to kill the Washington Post journalist who was also a U.S. resident. </p>  <p>Despite the evidence, however, the U.S. administration of Donald Trump denied bin Salman’s role in the murder and continues to support the crown prince.

CIA'den Filistinli aktiviste Suudi Arabistan uyarısı

LONDRA (AA) – Norveç'in sığınma hakkı tanıdığı Filistinli bir aktivistin, Suudi Arabistan kaynaklı muhtemel bir tehdit nedeniyle güvenli bir yere götürüldüğü ortaya çıktı.

Guardian gazetesinin haberine göre, Filistin asıllı İyad el Bağdadi, 25 Nisan'da Norveçli yetkililer tarafından evinden alınarak güvenli bir yere nakledildi. Buna sebep olarak da Suudi Arabistan kaynaklı içeriği belli olmayan bir tehdit gösterildi.

Gazete, tehdide ilişkin istihbaratın ABD Merkezi İstihbarat Teşkilatı (CIA) tarafından Norveç makamlarına iletildiğini iddia ederken, İyad el Bağdadi de konuya ilişkin açıklamasında, "Anladığım kadarıyla Suudilerin hedefindeyim ancak ne yapacakları hakkında hiçbir fikrim yok." ifadesini kullandı.

Norveçli yetkililerin istihbaratı çok ciddiye aldığını vurgulayan Bağdadi, iki polis ekibinin evine geldiğini, bunlardan birinin kendini güvenli yere naklederken, diğerinin olası bir takibe karşı önlem aldığını belirtti.

Bağdadi, haberin duyulmasının ardından sosyal medya hesabından yaptığı açıklamada, son iki haftanın çok stresli olduğunu ifade ederek, "Beni öldürmek istemiyorlarsa o zaman işimi yapmıyorum demektir." değerlendirmesinde bulundu.

Arap Baharı döneminde sosyal medya mesajları ile dikkat çeken Bağdadi, Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri'nden sınır dışı edilmesinin ardından 2015'te Norveç'te siyasi sığınma hakkı elde etmişti.

Suudi Arabistan ve Veliaht Prens Muhammed Bin Selman, gazeteci Cemal Kaşıkçı'nın 2 Ekim 2018'de İstanbul Başkonsolosluğunda katledilmesinden beri uluslararası baskı altında.

Amerikan Washington Post gazetesi, CIA'in Kaşıkçı cinayetinin emrini Suudi Arabistan Veliaht Prensi Bin Selman'ın verdiği sonucuna ulaştığını yazmıştı.

İran İstihbarat Bakanı'ndan “290 CIA ajanını tespit ettik” açıklaması

ANKARA (AA) – İran İstihbarat Bakanı Mahmud Alevi, ABD Merkezi Haberalma Teşkilatı (CIA) adına İran ve çeşitli ülkelerde faaliyet gösteren 290 ajanın tespit edilerek, yakalandığını söyledi.

İran devlet televizyonuna göre, başkent Tahran'da konuşan Alevi, İran istihbarat güçlerinin birçok ülkede CIA adına faaliyet gösteren 290 kişiyi tespit ettiğini açıkladı.

Bakan Alevi, şunları söyledi:

"ABD istihbarat servisine karşı yürütülen karmaşık süreç sonucunda ülkemiz dahil çeşitli ülkelerde faaliyet gösteren 290 CIA ajanını tespit ettik. Bu bilgileri, dost ülkelerin istihbarat servisleriyle yaptığımız istihbarat paylaşımında kendilerine aktardık ve birçok ülkede CIA'in istihbarat kaynakları yakalandı."

İran İstihbarat Bakanı Alevi, İran'da hassas merkezlerde faaliyet gösteren yabancı istihbarat servisleriyle bağlantılı onlarca ajanın da yakalanarak, yargıya teslim edildiğini aktardı.

İstihbarat Bakanlığının izlediği savunma stratejisini saldırgan strateji olarak değiştirdiğini ifade eden Alevi, ülke ismi vermeden yabancı istihbarat servislerine büyük darbe indirdiklerini sözlerine ekledi.

INFOGRAPHIC – America’s role in Latin American regime change

            By Hasan Esen</p>  <p>CARACAS (AA) - The Trump administration’s threat of military intervention in Venezuela is only the latest chapter in Washington’s long history of coups in Latin America dating back to 1898.</p>  <p>The U.S. gave unlimited support to Venezuela’s opposition on Feb. 23, when the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro refused to allow the entry of humanitarian aid.</p>  <p>President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that sending troops to Venezuela is an option while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said recently he was certain that Maduro's days are numbered.</p>  <p>In slightly less than 100 years, from 1898 to 1994, the U.S. intervened successfully to change governments in Latin America at least 41 times, or once every 28 months for an entire century, according to an article in the Harvard Review of Latin America by American Professor John H. Coatsworth titled ‘United States Interventions’.</p>  <p>U.S. troops and agents have been involved in both direct and indirect interventions, Coatsworth said, and although the main roles were played by local actors, they could not act or succeed without the support of the U.S. government.</p>  <p>The following are the main instances of U.S. involvement in Latin American regime change.</p>  <p><br></p>  <p>- Cuba, Puerto Rico</p>  <p>The U.S. made its first interventions in the region in Puerto Rico and Cuba in 1898. In 1906, the U.S. overthrew Cuba's first elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma.</p>  <p>In 1917, Cuba was once again occupied by the United States, but it gained its independence over time.</p>  <p>In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico was invaded and subsequently became a dominion of the U.S. and remains a U.S. colony.</p>  <p> - Panama</p>  <p>The U.S. began supporting separatist forces to complete the Panama Canal project, which had been left idle by the French. The canal was opened on Aug. 15, 1914.</p>  <p>While the U.S. maintained its influence in Panama with the governments it established, anti-Americanism increased because of the canal, which divides the country into two parts.</p>  <p>Former CIA agent General Manuel Noriega, who headed Panama's national defense forces, became the country’s ruler in 1983, two years after the death of de facto ruler Gen. Omar Torrijos in a plane crash.</p>  <p>Noriega became a target of the U.S. after relations between him and Washington worsened. The U.S. invaded the country to overthrow Noriega on Dec. 20, 1989.</p>  <p>As a result of the occupation, in which more than 25,000 soldiers took part, Noriega surrendered and Guillermo Endara Galimany assumed control.</p>  <p>- Nicaragua</p>  <p>Washington's occupation of Nicaragua from 1912 to 1933 took place as part of the Banana Wars, in which the U.S. military intervened in various Latin American countries from 1898 to 1934. America’s goal in this occupation was to prevent the Nicaragua Canal from connecting the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.</p>  <p>In 1926, the U.S. was involved in the civil war between the conservative government and liberal forces.</p>  <p>Intervening in the country in 1927, the U.S. defeated the liberals and established its own rule. In 1981, the U.S. backed the Contra forces to overthrow the leftist government. U.S. support continued despite a ban by Congress on aid to the Contras.</p>  <p>It is estimated that at least 30,000 people died as a result of this war.</p>  <p>- Mexico</p>  <p>The U.S. sent troops to fight the revolutionaries during the Mexican Revolution, including Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.  Washington backed a coup against President Francisco Madero in 1913 to protect its relations with dictator Porfirio Diaz, who had gone into exile after controlling the country for more than 30 years, and brought in General Victoriano Huerta as head of state.</p>  <p>When Woodrow Wilson took charge of the White House, support for Huerta was withdrawn and a weapons embargo was implemented. On April 21, 1914, the port of Veracruz was occupied to prevent Huerta from dispatching weapons.</p>  <p>On Nov. 23, Venustiano Carranza replaced Huerta.</p>  <p>- Haiti</p>  <p>The U.S. military occupied Haiti in 1915 to protect its economic interests. It is stated that thousands of people died during the U.S. invasion. In 1934, the U.S. exited the country, leaving a loyal army behind.</p>  <p>The U.S., which once again occupied the country in 1994, intervened to &quot;protect democracy&quot; after the collapse of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s government.</p>  <p>- Guatemala</p>  <p>In 1954, the CIA organized a coup d'état codenamed PBSUCCESS against President Jacobo Arbenz, who came to power through democratic elections.</p>  <p>As a result, the Arbenz government was replaced by a military junta headed by Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas, while the U.S. regained its economic and military interests.</p>  <p><br></p>  <p>- Dominican Republic</p>  <p>Juan Bosch won democratic elections in 1962, following the assassination of U.S.-backed dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who was held responsible for the deaths of up to 30,000 people.</p>  <p> But Bosch, who was accused by the U.S. administration of not being tough enough against Communism, was overthrown the following year. A rebellion that began in 1965 to return Bosch to power was thwarted by a U.S. occupation of more than 40,000 troops.</p>  <p> In 1966 elections, a pro-U.S. government came to power.</p>  <p>- Grenada</p>  <p>Socialist Maurice Bishop seized power in 1979 on the island nation of Grenada in a bloodless coup. The U.S invaded the country in 1983, fearing Grenada would fall under the influence of the Soviets.</p>  <p>As a result, Bishop was killed, and the island came under the influence of the White House</p>  <p>- Other interventions</p>  <p>The U.S. also intervened in Bolivia (1944, 1963, 1971), Brazil (1964), Chile (1973), Argentina (1976), Cuba (1934), El Salvador (1961, 1979), Guatemala (1963, 1982, 1983), Guyana (1953), Honduras (1963), Mexico (1913) and Panama (1941, 1949, 1969).</p>  <p>It also has a record of failed intervention efforts in the region. 

INFOGRAPHIC – Long history of US support for global coups

                                                 By Enes Canli and Ahmet Dursun</p>  <p>ANKARA (AA) - Washington’s direct support for the attempted coup against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday is not its first such intervention, as the U.S. has a long history of fueling coups.</p>  <p>The U.S. supported coups not only in nearby countries and regions like Central America but also in the Mideast, Europe, and Far East, causing sorrow, deaths, and underdevelopment.</p>  <p>Washington has been accused of participation in the 2002 coup attempt against then-Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said it was possible the George W. Bush administration had supported the foiled coup, along with international news agencies saying the CIA knew well about the plot.</p>  <p> </p>  <p>-US occupation of Haiti</p>  <p>U.S. banks financed the government’s occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934.</p>  <p>A partisan government appointed by the U.S. canceled the country’s foreign possession law.</p>  <p>Conflicts led to deaths and underdevelopment for years in the small island nation.</p>  <p> </p>  <p>- ‘Banana Republics’ in Latin America</p>  <p>In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the U.S.-based United Fruit Company dominated the banana business and also had enormous political power in Guatemala and Honduras.</p>  <p>United Fruit even played a role encouraging the 1954 military coup in Guatemala at the hands of the CIA.</p>  <p>Once dominated by foreign-owned banana companies, the countries are still major fruit exporters, but suffer from both unstable politics and periodic U.S. intervention.</p>  <p>Due to their dependence on Washington and lack of political and economic freedom, they are sometimes referred to disparagingly as &quot;banana republics,&quot; meaning politically unstable countries whose economies depend heavily on fruit exports, tourism, and foreign investors.</p>  <p>Today, the U.S. still has influence on those countries through banana companies. It also has a military base in Honduras.</p>  <p> </p>  <p>- 1953 Iranian coup: US coups go global</p>  <p>After two years in office, Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was overthrown in 1953. After he announced a plan to nationalize the oil industry, the U.S.-British Operation Ajax was launched. The CIA admitted its role in the coup in 2013.</p>  <p>The effect of the coup stretched to the 1979 Iranian revolution and beyond, with Western countries seen as enemies of Iran.</p>  <p>U.S. Defense Department documents also showed the country’s support for the coup plot against North Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem.</p>  <p>Dien and his brother were assassinated in a 1963 military coup, fueling the Vietnam War, in which millions died.</p>  <p> </p>  <p>- Chile</p>  <p>Salvador Allende, the first Marxist president in Latin America, was overthrown by the U.S.-backed Alberto Pinochet on Sept. 11, 1973. During Pinochet’s 27-year military dictatorship, more than 3,200 opposition supporters were lost, more than 30,000 Chileans were arrested, and many were tortured.</p>  <p>In 2000, the CIA released documents showing the coordination between the Chilean army and the CIA, resulting in the coup.</p>  <p> </p>  <p>- From ‘Our boys did it’ to 2016 coup attempt</p>  <p>Turkey’s National Security Council, headed by Chief of General Staff Gen. Kenan Evren, declared a coup on Sept. 12, 1980. </p>  <p>Former CIA operative in Turkey Paul Henze reportedly announced the coup, telling then-President Jimmy Carter: &quot;Our boys did it.&quot;</p>  <p>Furthermore, then-U.S. President Barack Obama delayed condemnation of the defeated 2016 coup in Turkey by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), which killed 251 people and injured some 2,200.</p>  <p>Washington’s attitude towards the coup attempt became clear when John Bolton, later President Donald Trump’s U.S. national security adviser, said on TV that the putschists -- many of them rogue soldiers -- “may be fulfilling the duty of protecting the secular state, which is the constitutional responsibility of the army.&quot;</p>  <p> </p>  <p>- Egypt</p>  <p>Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi served for only one year, from June 30, 2012 to July 3, 2013. Morsi -- the country’s first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader -- was overthrown and imprisoned by the army in a 2013 military coup under the command of Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.</p>  <p>John Kerry, then-U.S. secretary of state, said, &quot;The Egyptian army is re-establishing democracy,&quot; showing Washington’s support for the coup. Later, the ruling military junta acted to disperse anti-coup demonstrations, leading to thousands of deaths.</p>  <p>In the almost six years since, the authorities have cracked down on political dissent, killing hundreds of Morsi’s supporters and throwing thousands behind bars on trumped-up “violence” charges.</p>    <p> </p>  <p> 

“CIA denetimindeki yerel güçler Afganistan'da suistimal ve öfke izleri bıraktı”

NEW YORK (AA) – New York Times gazetesi, Afganistan'da ABD Merkezi İstihbarat Teşkilatının (CIA) denetimindeki yerel güçlerin gece baskınları, işkence ve ölüm gibi acımasız taktiklerle halk arasında terör estirdiğini ve suistimallerin halkı Taliban'a yakınlaştırdığını yazdı.

ABD'nin önde gelen gazetelerinden New York Times, CIA'in Afganistan'da beraber çalıştığı yerel güçlerin sivillere yönelik suistimallerine dikkati çeken habere yer verdi.

Gazetenin haberine göre, CIA tarafından eğitilen Afgan güçleri, ülkede Taliban ve diğer militan grupların evlerine baskınlar düzenlerken sivillerin evlerini de bastı.

Mart ayında bir eve baskın düzenleyen güçler, erkekleri kadınlardan ayırdıktan sonra ateş açmaya başladı.

Aile üyesi Razo Khan, sorgulama için götürülürken evinin ateşe verilmesini ve iki erkek kardeşinin kafasına üçer kez silahla ateş edilmesini izledi.

Köy halkı ise ateşe verilen evde "Marina" adlı 3 yaşındaki kız çocuğunun yanan bedenine rastladı.

Haberde görüşüne yer verilen, köydeki baskına ilişkin soruşturma yürüten Jan-mir Zazai ise konuştukları herkesin evleri basılan ailenin masum olduğunu söylediğini ve yerel güçlerce bir ''vahşet'' işlendiğini belirtti.

Laghman vilayetinde ise yine sivillerin olduğu eve düzenen baskında 12 kişinin öldürüldüğü belirtilen haberde, Nangarhar vilayetinde de iki erkeğin sorgulandıktan sonra çocukları ve eşlerinin gözü önünde sürüklenerek götürüldükten sonra kafalarına ateş açılarak öldürüldüğü kaydedildi.

CIA tarafından eğitilen güçler, Taliban ve DEAŞ'a yakın militan gruplara karşı zorlu mücadele verseler de sivillere yönelik ihlallerde de bulundu.

CIA denetimindeki yerel güçler, gece baskınları, işkence ve ölüm gibi acımasız taktiklerle halk arasında terör estirdi ve gazetenin ismini vermediği yetkililer, bu durumun halkı Taliban'a yakınlaştırdığını söyledi.

Eski bir üst düzey Afgan güvenlik görevlisi ise CIA'in eğittiği bu güçleri savaş suçu işlemekle suçladı.

Bu güçlerin birçoğunun 2012 yılında Afgan istihbaratına bağlandığı belirtilen haberde, üst düzey Afgan ve uluslararası yetkililere göre de Khost ve Nangarhar bölgelerindeki yerel güçlerin hala CIA tarafından finanse edildiği savunuldu.

Haberde, BM raporlarında da Khost bölgesindeki bu birimlerin sivillere kasıtlı zarar verdiğine, yasa dışı gözaltılar yaptığına dair bilgiler yer aldı.

CIA director briefs House leaders on Khashoggi

            By Michael Hernandez</p>  <p>WASHINGTON (AA) - CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed key lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Wednesday on her agency's findings in its investigation into the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. </p>  <p>Shortly after the closed-door session, Rep. Eliot Engel, who is set to assume the top spot on the House Foreign Relations Committee next year, told reporters the committee will hold hearings on Khashoggi's killing after he takes the reins.</p>  <p>&quot;We need to have an assessment of our relationship with Saudi Arabia,&quot; he said. </p>  <p>When asked specifically if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly behind the murder, Engel said &quot;it's not looking too good right now, but we'll see&quot;.</p>  <p>&quot;And certainly our relationship with Saudi Arabia, it's an important relationship. I don't want to downgrade it,&quot; he said. &quot;But I don't think we can simply look the other way when things happen and talk about business as usual.&quot;</p>  <p>Saudi Arabia initially denied any role in Khashoggi's disappearance when he went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2. </p>  <p>After producing various contradictory explanations, Riyadh acknowledged he was killed inside the diplomatic building, blaming the act on a botched rendition operation.</p>  <p>That explanation has come under widespread scrutiny, including from a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill who dispute the notion Khashoggi could have been killed without bin Salman’s consent.  </p>  <p>U.S. President Donald Trump and his top officials continue to deny any direct role for Saudi Arabia's de facto leader in Khashoggi's murder, however.</p>  <p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier Wednesday that U.S. intelligence has not found a &quot;direct&quot; link  between bin Salman and Khashoggi's killing. </p>  <p>&quot;The direct evidence isn’t yet available,&quot; Pompeo said during an interview with Fox News. &quot;It may show up tomorrow; it may have shown up overnight and I haven’t seen it.&quot;</p>  <p>But following Haspel's briefing of Senate leaders last week, several lawmakers left that closed-door session disputing the denial. </p>  <p>&quot;You have to be willfully blind not to come to the conclusion that this was orchestrated and organized by people under the command of MBS and that he was intricately involved in the demise of Mr. Khashoggi,&quot; Senator Lindsey Graham said, referring to bin Salman, who is commonly known by his initials.

Pompeo'dan “Suudiler zaten bedel ödedi” açıklaması

WASHINGTON (AA) – ABD Dışişleri Bakanı Mike Pompeo, gazeteci Cemal Kaşıkçı cinayetiyle ilişkisi bulunan 21 Suudi yetkiliye ABD tarafından uygulanan yaptırımların yeterli olduğunu savunarak, "Suudiler zaten bedelini ödedi." dedi.

Dışişleri Bakanı Pompeo, Başkan Donald Trump yönetimine yakınlığıyla bilinen ABD'li televizyon kanalı Fox News'ta, Kaşıkçı cinayetine ilişkin değerlendirmelerde bulundu.

"Fox ve Arkadaşlar" programında Pompeo'yu konuk eden program sunucusu Ainsley Earhardt, cinayetin vahşice işlendiğini ve birilerinin bedel ödemek zorunda olduğunu vurguladı.

Pompeo buna karşılık, Kaşıkçı cinayetine karışan 21 Suudi yetkiliye uygulanan ABD'ye giriş yasağı ve ekonomik yaptırımın, Suudiler için yeterli bir ceza olduğunu savunarak, "Suudiler zaten bedelini ödedi." ifadesini kullandı.

Pompeo, şunları söyledi:

"Cinayete gerçekten karışan insanlar var ve onları zaten sorumlu tuttuk. Bunu yapmaya da devam edeceğiz. Kimse bu korkunç cinayeti hafife almıyor. Ama unutmayın ki İran, Ortadoğu'da hızla yayılıyor. Herhangi bir bireyin ölümü korkunç ama Avrupa, Ortadoğu ya da ABD'de yüz binlerce insanın ölümü de korkunç bir şey. Başkan Trump ABD'yi korumakta kararlı."

Öte yandan, ABD'li senatörlerin, Suudi Veliaht Prens Muhammed bin Selman'ı sorumlu tutan açıklamalarına atıfta bulunan programın diğer sunucusu Brian Kilmeade, Pompeo'ya, "Bin Selman'ın gözlerinin içine bakarken bunu sen de biliyordun değil mi?" sorusunu yöneltmesi üzerine Pompeo, yorum yapmaktan kaçındı.

Merkezi İstihbarat Teşkilatı'nın (CIA) Veliaht Prens Muhammed bin Selman'ın cinayet emrini verdiğine yönelik raporu sorulan Pompeo, eski başkanı olduğu CIA'yi yalanlayarak, bu konudaki bazı raporların doğru olmadığını ileri sürdü.

CIA Direktöründen Temsilciler Meclisine Kaşıkçı brifingi

WASHINGTON (AA) – ABD Merkezi İstihbarat Teşkilatı (CIA) Direktörü Gina Haspel'in gazeteci Cemal Kaşıkçı cinayeti konusunda ABD Temsilciler Meclisine brifing vereceği bildirildi.

Amerikan NBC televizyonunun konuyla ilgili bilgisi olan üç kaynağa dayandırdığı haberinde Haspel'in Senatonun ardından Kaşıkçı'nın Suudi Arabistan'ın İstanbul Başkonsolosluğunda öldürülmesine ilişkin elindeki istihbarat bilgilerini bugün kapalı bir oturumda Temsilciler Meclisinin önde gelen isimleri ile paylaşacağı iddia edildi.

Haspel'in geçen hafta senatoda verdiği brifingden sonra senatörlerin ABD Başkanı Donald Trump yönetimini Kaşıkçı cinayetini azımsamakla suçladığı hatırlatılan haberde benzer bir brifingin Temsilciler Meclisine de yapılmasının Trump üzerinde Kaşıkçı konusunda baskıyı artıracağına dikkat çekildi.

CIA direktörünün Temsilciler Meclisine vereceği brifing öncesinde Amerikan istihbarat yetkililerinin Kaşıkçı cinayeti konusunda Temsilciler Meclisi İstihbarat Komitesini bilgilendirdiği ifade edildi.

Konuyla ilgili bilgisi olan kaynaklar, perşembe günü ise ABD Dışişleri Bakanı Mike Pompeo ile Savunma Bakanı James Mattis'in tıpkı Senatoda yaptıkları gibi kapalı bir oturumda Kaşıkçı cinayetine ilişkin Temsilciler Meclisini bilgilendireceğini iddia etti.

-Türkiye elindeki bilgiyi stratejik bir şekilde ortaya çıkardı

NBC televizyonu ayrıca Senato kaynaklarına dayandırdığı haberinde geçen hafta Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı (MİT) Başkanı Hakan Fidan'ın Kaşıkçı cinayetine ilişkin Türkiye'nin elindeki bilgileri ve Türk makamlarının yürüttüğü soruşturmaya dair bilgileri bir grup senatörle paylaştığını iddia etti.

Fidan'ın Kaşıkçı cinayetine ait ses kaydını da senatörlerle paylaşıp paylaşmadığının bilinmediği ifade edilen haberde, "Türkiye konsoloslukta olanlara ilgili elindeki bilgileri stratejik bir şekilde parça parça paylaşarak Suudi Arabistan'ın Kaşıkçı'nın Riyad'dan gelen bir ölüm timi tarafından öldürüldüğünü kabul etmek durumunda kalmadan önce konsolosluktan canlı ayrıldığına dair kamuya sunduğu iddialarının da önünü kesti." ifadeleri kullanıldı.

CIA chief to brief House leaders on Khashoggi: Reports

            By Michael Hernandez</p>  <p>WASHINGTON (AA) - CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief lawmakers Wednesday on her agency's findings in its investigation into the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to multiple reports. </p>  <p>The briefing of leaders of the House of Representatives will be Haspel's second on Capitol Hill after briefing their Senate counterparts last week. </p>  <p>It comes as U.S. President Donald Trump and his top officials continue to deny that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played any role in Khashoggi's murder.</p>  <p>Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, with Saudi Arabia producing varying and contradictory narratives to explain his disappearance. </p>  <p>Riyadh eventually admitted to his murder, seeking to blame the act on rogue agents performing an alleged botched rendition operation.</p>  <p>But the explanation has left lawmakers on both sides of the aisle unmoved, and they insist the operation could not have been conducted without bin Salman's consent. </p>  <p>Following Haspel's briefing of top senators last week, several left lashing out at Trump and his administration, maintaining the administration is downplaying the links between the murder and Saudi Arabia's de facto leader.</p>  <p>&quot;There’s not a smoking gun, there’s a smoking saw,&quot; said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a leading critic of bin Salman, referring to the instrument Saudi agents allegedly used to dismember Khashoggi's body inside the diplomatic building. </p>  <p>&quot;You have to be willfully blind not to come to the conclusion that this was orchestrated and organized by people under the command of MBS and that he was intricately involved in the demise of Mr. Khashoggi,&quot; Graham added, referring to bin Salman, who is commonly known by his initials. </p>  <p>Amid the outrage, the Senate is preparing to take up three legislative efforts in response to Khashoggi's killing. The chamber will likely vote Wednesday on a resolution to stop U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen. </p>  <p>Another measure planned to be taken up this week is a formal rebuke of bin Salman being introduced by Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker.</p>  <p>The committee is also deliberating whether to suspend weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and sanction top officials, including bin Salman. </p>  <p>It is unclear if the third effort will be taken up before year's end.