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Monday 30 September 2019 - 09:26

Mohammed bin Salman: I take full responsibility for the killing of Khashoggi

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The Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
The Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
Khashoggi's assassination was a "heinous crime" and "a mistake" and I must take all measures to avoid such a thing in the future, "Mohammed bin Salman told CBS's" 60 Minutes "program.

Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2, 2018, and has yet to appear. His body has not yet been found.

When the Crown Prince were asked if he had ordered the killing of Khashoggi, the Saudi crown prince said: "Absolutely not!"

They asked how the killings occurred without his knowledge, the Crown Prince said: "Some think I should know what three million people working for the Saudi government do every day ?! It is impossible for the three million to send their daily report to the leader or the second highest in the Saudi government! "

"Investigations are under way, and once the charges against a person, regardless of rank, are established, he will be brought to court, without exception," he said.

Asked about Saudi criticism in the US Congress over the killing of Khashoggi and the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, which have caused heavy civilian casualties, the crown prince said: "The (US-Saudi) relationship is much greater than that."

Question was asked about Saudi criticism in the US Congress over the killing of Khashoggi and the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, which have caused heavy civilian casualties, the crown prince said: "The (US-Saudi) relationship is much greater than that."

The UN investigator for extrajudicial executions, Agnes Kalamard, submitted a report to the UN Security Council on June 19, which found evidence she said was "credible" about the possible personal responsibility of the Saudi crown prince for the killing of Khashoggi explaining that a detailed investigation is needed to determine his involvement in the case.
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