Gulf Ally UAE Hails Saudi Reponse on Khashoggi


Gulf ally the United Arab Emirates on Saturday hailed Saudi Arabia for its response to the death of critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.

"The United Arab Emirates welcomes the decisions and the directives by King Salman," regarding the Khashoggi affair, state news agency WAM said.

Earlier on Saturday, Riyadh announced the arrest of 18 Saudis and the sacking of two top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as part of its probe into the killing.

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Thumb chrisrushlau 20 October 2018, 17:23

Qatar, meanwhile, accused KSA and specifically MBS of "becoming tools of Iranian aggression in the region by undermining international norms on the handling of political dissent". Not so, but if Al Jazeera had any nerve at all, Qatar would be saying that. The rift between Qatar and the rest of the GCC doesn't mean that any of them are ready for rule-of-law.