Saudi Arabia condemns killing of Russian ambassador in Turkey

'This action is contrary to the international laws, the principles of protection of diplomats and international envoys'

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An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry expressed the kingdom’s strong condemnation of the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.

The source added that this action is contrary to the international laws, the principles of protection of diplomats and international envoys and humanitarian principles and ethics.

The source concluded his statement offering condolences to the family of the deceased and the Russian Federation's government and people.

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This picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows Andrey Karlov (bottom), the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lying on the floor after being shot by a gunman (R) during an attack during a public event in Ankara. (AFP)
This picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows Andrey Karlov (bottom), the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lying on the floor after being shot by a gunman (R) during an attack during a public event in Ankara. (AFP)


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