UK chal­lenges Saudis over miss­ing writer

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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.

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