CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, the Washington Post reports, possibly complicating U.S. efforts to preserve ties with a key ally.

Saudi Arabia plays an important role in the oil markets, counters Iran’s influence in the region, and President Trump has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to harm Boeing , Lockheed and Raytheon by blocking U.S. arms sales to the kingdom.

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