Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Agnes Callamard of the United Nations stated that there is credible evidence that the government of Saudi Arabia committed the premeditated murder of Jamal Khashoggi. She calls for a criminal investigation into the matter:
This places the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman in a very awkward position. The government of the United States and the press could exploit this opportunity to pressure the Crown Prince into attacking Iran. They could potentially promise him that they would use their influence to suppress this proposed United Nations investigation and/or its findings if, and only if, he wages war against Iran. Recall that the United States pressured Saddam Hussein into attacking Iran and then Kuwait.