Hariri: Saudi Measures in Khashoggi Case Serve Path of Justice

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Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri threw his support behind Saudi Arabia Tuesday as it faces outrage over the murder of Saudi journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate.

Hariri stressed that "the measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi... come within the framework that serves the path of justice and the disclosure of the whole truth,” said the statement.

Hariri's comments came less than a year after he resigned in mysterious circumstances in a televised address from the Saudi capital, sparking rumors he was being held there against his will.

On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir pledged a "thorough and complete" investigation into Khashoggi's murder.

A tough critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Khashoggi disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect paperwork for his marriage.

A few days later, a Turkish government source said police believed he was murdered by a team sent to Istanbul, and on October 17, a Turkish newspaper said he was tortured and decapitated inside the consulate.

The case has tarnished the image of the crown prince, and caused policymakers and business titans to cancel their planned attendance at a key investment forum that opened in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Hariri said the directives of "King Salman bin Abdulaziz would put things in the right direction and contribute to respond to the malicious campaigns targeting the kingdom", the statement said.

Turkey has said the murder of Khashoggi was "savagely planned", and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to reveal what he has said was the "naked truth" about the killing later Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia has long been a key ally of Hariri, while Riyadh's regional foe Iran backs Hizbullah.

But in November last year, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from the Saudi capital, causing observers to speculate he was being held against his will.

After French mediation, he rescinded his resignation the following month, and Saudi Arabia has denied intimidating Hariri into quitting his post.

Hariri was named premier for a third term in May after Lebanon's first parliamentary elections in nine years, but has since struggled to form a cabinet.

Comments 15
Thumb blablablablabla 23 October 2018, 13:47

Stockholm syndrom

Thumb s.o.s 23 October 2018, 14:27

Is this what your shrink said ?

Thumb blablablablabla 23 October 2018, 14:45

still waiting for you to search deeper in your back for Hezbollah katouicha rockets

Thumb marcus 23 October 2018, 14:51


still claiming to be Christian and supporting Hezbollah:)!

Thumb blablablablabla 23 October 2018, 16:29

Thank you for thinking i m a piece of stars

Thumb marcus 24 October 2018, 09:54

I never thought you were anything but a POS.

Thumb blablablablabla 24 October 2018, 16:14

Your compliments are so nice...
Too bad I cannot say the same about you. It would be lies :D

Thumb ex-fpm 23 October 2018, 14:33

Zip it ! You have no credibility

Thumb blablablablabla 23 October 2018, 18:11

More credible then all your comments you ve been posting since your arrival here

Thumb warrior 23 October 2018, 22:31

you have shiaholm syndrome

Thumb blablablablabla 24 October 2018, 16:13

Better then a daeshit syndrome with headbeahder will
maybe your head will be chopped by your friends next time

Thumb canadianleb 23 October 2018, 14:36

Too Funny... Mr. Hariri just realized that what happend to Khashoggi could have happened to him. You are embarrassing yourself Saad best to remain silent...

Thumb libanaisresilient 23 October 2018, 16:10

Hariri is just afraid of being slapped again! What a ridiculous individual. Shut up! Nobody wants to hear your biased statements.

Missing peace007 23 October 2018, 16:25

Hariri is an embarrassment to humanity. What a joke.

Thumb chrisrushlau 23 October 2018, 18:26

Maybe he wants to be prime minister of Saudi Arabia.