CNN host Fareed Zakaria will finish up this present end of the week’s global primetime special, Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Secrets, recognizing it’s personal.
“I knew Jamal Khashoggi,” Fareed Zakaria says toward the finish of the one-hour special about the U.S. association with Saudi Arabia, its religious extremism and imperious principle, and the homicide of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Fifteen years back, when Zakaria went there for a cover story for Newsweek, called “The Saudi Trap,” Khashoggii was one of the people who advised him, Fareed clarifies in this clip.
That Zakaria cover story started “The images of a beheaded Paul Johnson are gruesome, but for Saudi Arabia, it has been more than a year of grim images” in light of the fact that the Saudi news in the U.S. in those days was about the abducting, and decapitating of Johnson, an American helicopter engineer, whose his head apparently was found in a refrigerator.
All the more as of late, Khashoggi was executed and cut up with a saw, when he entered the Saudi office in Istanbul. The CIA has finished up Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered his assassination, however President Donald Trump isn’t getting it.
“I reacted to his death personally, viscerally, with a sense of horror and disgust, but also great sadness for the loss of a friend,” Zakaria recognizes of his individual WaPo feature writer, as he tends to watchers specifically about the exceptional.
Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Secrets takes a gander at the ascension of MBS two years back, in the midst of a flurry of positive features about changes in the desert kingdom after its dark legacy of 9/11 and pictures of terrorism. MBS got brownie focuses for stripping religious police of some power and enabling ladies to drive. What’s more, his help from the Trump organization was solidified when POTUS made Saudi Arabia his first foreign trip, while MBS got super chummy with First Son-In-Law Jared Kushner.
In the interim, MBS captured hundreds and took action against political disagreement – including ordering the assassination of Khashoggi in Istanbul, the CIA has finished up.
The one-hour special debuts on CNN Sunday, March 3 at 8 PM and 11 PM. It will air on CNN International Sunday and Monday.