November 18, 2022 19:03 GMT
State Department Press Conference Underway Shortly
US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel is shortly due to provide a press conference from the Department of State.
- Livestream: https://www.state.gov/todays-briefing-schedule/
- Comes as the State Department confirms that de facto Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be granted diplomatic immunity in a civil case brought against him for his role in the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- A court filing made by Justice Departmentat the request of the State Department reads: “Mohammed bin Salman, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the sitting head of government and, accordingly, is immune from this suit.”