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Khashoggi murder: Is US inaction on MBS linked to Iran?

Trump’s anti-Iran agenda could be behind the US’ close alliance to Saudi government, which is its main regional rival.

It was only last week when US President Donald Trump for the first time hinted at the possible involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (also known as MBS) in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the beginning of this month.

Experts believe Trump administration’s hesitance in directly implicating MBS and the Saudi royal family has much to do with his administration’s strategy on Iran.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from New York.