Riyadh to hold to account Khashoggi killers

Cabinet chaired by king says those who failed in their duties, whoever they are, will be punished

Dubai – Saudi Arabia will hold to account those responsible of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing and those who failed in their duties, whoever they are, the Saudi cabinet said after a meeting chaired by King Salman on Tuesday.


Khashoggi went missing on October 2 when he entered the consulate in Istanbul. After weeks of denying knowledge of his fate, Saudi officials said the prominent journalist was killed in a “rogue operation”.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia to allow 18 suspects in Jamal Khashoggi’s killing to be tried in Turkish courts. He said diplomatic immunity not “armour” for murder, saying Vienna convention wouldn’t allow it.

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