Mur­der of Khashoggi a ‘heinous crime’: Saudi crown prince

The Miracle - - Middle East -

Saudi Ara­bia’s crown prince Wed­nes­day de­nounced the mur­der of critic Ja­mal Khashoggi as a “heinous crime”, in­sist­ing the king­dom was co­op­er­at­ing with Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties and “jus­tice will pre­vail”. “The crime was very painful to all Saudis. And it is painful, heinous to every hu­man be­ing in the world,” Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man said in his first com­ments since the mur­der of the jour­nal­ist. “Those be­hind this crime will be held ac­count­able... in the end jus­tice will pre­vail,” he said dur­ing an ad­dress to the Fu­ture In­vest­ment Ini­tia­tive Fo­rum in Riyadh. Saudi lead­ers have de­nied in­volve­ment in Khashoggi’s mur­der in­side Saudi Ara­bia’s Is­tan­bul con­sulate on Oc­to­ber 2, push­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity down the chain of com­mand. But the king­dom is un­der mount­ing in­ter­na­tional pres­sure over the killing amid US ac­cu­sa­tions of a mon­u­men­tal cover-up by the king­dom. Prince Mo­hammed, widely known as MBS, said Saudi Ara­bia was work­ing with the Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties to in­ves­ti­gate the case. “Many are try­ing to ex­ploit the Khashoggi af­fair to drive a wedge be­tween Saudi Ara­bia and Turkey,” he said.“But they will not suc­ceed as long as there is a king named Sal­man and a crown prince named Mo­hammed bin Sal­man.”

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