Khashoggi murder: When the CIA won't act as a shield

To contextualise the Central Intelligence Agency's claim that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, it's worth remembering the last time the CIA blamed the leader of a United States ally for personally ordering the assassination of a critic.

On Sept 21, 1976, former Chilean minister Orlando Letelier, then working at a Washington think-tank, was blown up in his car, along with an American colleague.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2018, with the headline 'Khashoggi murder: When the CIA won't act as a shield'. Print Edition | Subscribe