Egypt ‘Appreciates’ and ‘Trusts’ Final Saudi Investigation into Khashoggi Killing

Egypt ‘Appreciates’ and ‘Trusts’ Final Saudi Investigation into Khashoggi Killing

Source: CNBC

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Thursday that Egypt reaffirms its trust in Saudi investigations into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Egypt has closely followed the Saudi judicial authorities’ statement of November 15 on the results of the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that have shown that the kingdom was serious and acted transparently in search of truth … Egypt reiterates one more time that it fully trusts the Saudi prosecutors and the results of the probe,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The statement also called for all involved parties to refrain from politicising the case and to “abide by the current course of investigations,” adding that Egypt “appreciates the actions taken by Saudi Arabia in this case.”

On Thursday, the Saudi Prosecutor General’s Office demanded the death penalty for five defendants accused in the Khashoggi murder case. The authorities also detained 21 people and charged 11 suspects in the case.

Saudi government lawyer Shalaan Bin Shalaan said officials will seek death sentences for five of the suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the crime.

Shalaan told reporters in Riyadh that Khashoggi’s “presence abroad represented a threat to the Saudi kingdom.”

He said deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al Assiri formed a team to travel to Istanbul to try to persuade the reporter to return home.

Saudi government lawyer Shalaan Bin Shalaan said that deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al Assiri formed a team to travel to Istanbul to try to persuade the reporter to return home, as he represented a threat to the Saudi kingdom.

However, after this operation failed, Khashoggi was killed in the process after being “forcibly restrained and injected with a large amount of a drug resulting in an overdose.” Shalaan added that the crown prince “did not have knowledge about” the operation.

Khashoggi, a US-based Saudi journalist, went missing after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2. The Saudi authorities acknowledged in late October that the journalist had been killed inside the diplomatic mission’s building.

Turkey claims that the Saudi statement in the case is insufficient and is carrying out its own independent investigation.


Egypt's Unemployment Rate Down to 10 Percent in Q3 of 2018
Archaeological Mission Unearths Ancient Pregnant Woman Burial

Subscribe to our newsletter


More in International

What Are the US Midterm Elections’ Impact on the Middle East?

Omar IbrahimDecember 2, 2018

Italian Chamber of Deputies to Sever Ties with Egyptian Parliament over Regeni Investigation Failure

Taha Mahmoud SakrNovember 29, 2018

Tunisian Cabinet Approves Gender Equality in Inheritance

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 23, 2018

UN: Food Aid to Be Doubled to 14 Million Yemenis to Avert Starvation

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

Israel Slammed for Controversial Ad of a Woman Removing Her Niqab

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 1, 2018

Syria’s National Museum Opens After 6 Years of Civil War

Egyptian StreetsOctober 31, 2018

Israel Appoints First Female Ambassador to Egypt

Taha Mahmoud SakrOctober 30, 2018

Angela Merkel Will Step Down As Germany’s Chancellor in 2021

Nour EltiganiOctober 29, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.