Foreign Ministry: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' Directives on Regrettable, Painful Incident of Khashoggi's Death Reflect KSA's Commitment to Consolidating Justice

Saturday 1440/2/11 - 2018/10/20
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Riyadh, Safar 10, 1440, Oct 19, 2018, SPA -- An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that upon directives and decisions ordered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud concerning the regrettable and painful incident of Jamal Khashoggi's death, which included a directive to the public prosecutor to investigate into the circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and the custody of the suspects to complete investigations in addition to the formation of a committee to review the relevant measures in this regard as well as the relieving of a number of officials in the concerned agency came as an extension of the State's commitment to consolidating the foundations of justice in accordance with our tolerated religion and holding all those involved accountable no matter whoever they are and dealing decisively and comprehensively with any mistake or failure, particularly concerning any citizens, regardless of any considerations.
These measures reflect the leadership's keenness on the safety and security of all the citizens of the homeland and its determination not just to hold the direct defaulters and officials accountable, but also to include corrective measures preventing the occurrence of such grave error in the future.
The source added that the Kingdom's government appreciates the distinguished cooperation accorded by the Republic of Turkey under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with its cooperation and efforts having contributed importantly to the investigation into the killing of the citizen Jamal Khashoggi.
The Kingdom also appreciates the wise stances of the states which preferred to be amenable to waiting findings of the investigations and avoided unfounded speculation and allegations.
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