Saudi FM Rejects Int’l Probe into Khashoggi Death


Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Thursday dismissed Turkey's demand for an international inquiry into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Riyadh has its own "investigative body" and would "reject" an independent investigation into the killing of Khashoggi, who had been "heavily drugged" before being dismembered, Minister Adel al-Jubeir said.

"This is now a legal case and is thus in the hands of Saudi Arabia's judiciary," Jubeir told reporters in Riyadh.

Turkish officials have cast doubt on whether Saudi Arabia was willing to genuinely cooperate with authorities on the murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday called for the international investigation into the October 2 killing of Khashoggi.

"In the beginning we said we formed a working group with Saudi Arabia and that we had no plans to take the (murder) to international court," Cavusoglu told parliament.

But he added that was not the case anymore and the government now believed "an international investigation is a must."

"We will do whatever is needed to shed light on all its aspects of this murder," Cavusoglu said.

Saudi Arabia on Thursday made its first official admission that Khashoggi had been dismembered inside its Istanbul consulate, and said it was seeking the death penalty against five people accused of the murder.

But Jubeir said Prince Mohammed, the powerful 33-year-old heir to the throne, had "absolutely" nothing to do with the killing.

Comments 6
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 15 November 2018, 17:29

Is Erdogan and his tyrant regime trying to convince us he is/was really concerned about the murdered saudi journalist?

تركيا تسجن مغنية ألمانية كردية بتهمة "الإرهاب"تركيا-تسجن-مغنية-ألمانية-كردية-بتهمة-الإرهاب

Thumb warrior 16 November 2018, 02:15

As a fake Westerner and a fake Christian I am sure you do not see any Evil in your country of origin: Iran.

"Iran's newspapers on Thursday said the execution of two financial traders was a "clear message" to others seeking to "disrupt" the country's economy.

Vahid Mazloomin, dubbed the "Sultan of Coins", and his accomplice Mohammad Esmail Ghasemi, were both executed less than a month after being convicted of "corruption on earth" -- one of Iran's most serious charges."

Thumb enterprise 16 November 2018, 03:55

He is from west dahieh; hence he calls itself westerner:)

Thumb libanaisresilient 17 November 2018, 00:19

Look at the slaves of the murder trying to divert attention from his crime! Lol... truly entertaining to see Sunni Muslims caught up in their Satanic practices

Thumb warrior 17 November 2018, 04:47

sectarian pos

Thumb warrior 17 November 2018, 04:49

do you have a job?
do you ever sleep?
how much does iran and hezbollah pay you per post?