EXCLUSIVE: Son denounces attempts to politicize Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance
Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, who has gone missing in the Turkish city of Istanbul since Tuesday, has denounced attempts by foreign parties to politicize the disappearance of his father, which he called totally unacceptable.
In an interview with Al Arabiya English, Salah said: “The issue is that there is a Saudi citizen who has gone missing. We are cooperating with the Saudi authorities to uncover the circumstances,” Salah said confirming that the Saudi government responded immediately to the reports.
Salah said that the whole subject is a personal matter and is far from a political framework. He stressed that his family is looking “for credible information.” My last contact with my father was during his stay in Washington: “I had no idea of his presence in Turkey and his recent trip,” Salah said.
As for the Turkish woman called Khadija, who claims to be the fiance of Jamal Khashoggi, Salah said: “I do not know this woman and I have never heard of her except through the media.”
He called upon the Turkish lady to stop meddling with his father’s case in the media. “We are his family and we inquire about the circumstances of his disappearance and the search for him,” he said.
Salah Khashoggi confirmed that all members of his family support the official Saudi investigations, which only “will lead us to positive results and uncover the truth.”