UK challenges Saudis over missing writer
LONDON – The United Kingdom’s foreign secretary has told Saudi Arabia that Britain expects urgent answers over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In a phone call to Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Jeremy Hunt warned that “friendships depend on shared values.”
Khashoggi was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and Turkey said he may have been murdered there. Saudi Arabia denies the suggestion. Taking a tougher line than the Trump administration, a spokesperson for the UK’s Foreign Office said, if media reports surrounding the case were correct, the UK would treat the incident “very seriously.”
Earlier on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said he had not yet spoken to Saudi officials about the journalist’s disappearance. (
This image appears to show Jamal Khashoggi entering the consulate last week.