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CIA chief to brief full Senate on Khashoggi's death

IANS  |  Washington 

CIA must brief the full on the death of Saudi Jamal Khashoggi, several senators have said after a classified briefing was held a day ago.

In her Tuesday's briefing to a selected few lawmakers, the CIA gave a classified briefing on the killing carried out on October 2 which prompted the senators' calling for a full brief, reported.

"Every should hear what I heard this afternoon," Democratic of said on his official website, "CIA must brief the full immediately."

Senate also said that should meet with the full Senate.

"CIA Haspel should brief the full Senate without delay," Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in his statement later in the day.

Rand Paul, who was excluded from the Tuesday's briefing, said that the small group briefing was an example of the "deep state".

"Why shouldn't every senator know what is going on?" the Kentucky Republican said on his Twitter, "This is just ridiculous!"

House Representatives will receive an intelligence briefing from the administration next week on the case, but it's unclear whether the CIA will attend, according to

has been missing since he entered the on October 2. The Saudi authorities said died in a "brawl" in its consulate.

After releasing the results of its initial investigation, the Saudi Public Prosecution announced that 18 Saudis were arrested for their alleged connections with the killing.

The imposed sanctions on 17 individuals over their alleged roles in the killing of Khashoggi in mid-November, following the US State Department's decision in late October to revoke 21 Saudi suspects' visas.

The US Congress has urged a thorough investigation into the murder of Khashoggi, and threatened to take more actions against if those responsible were not held accountable.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 08:42 IST
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