Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom expressed concern on Friday about the fate of a journalist who vanished in Istanbul last week.
Ambassador Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud told the BBC he needed to wait for the results of an investigation before commenting further about Jamal Khashoggi’s fate.
“We are concerned about our citizen Jamal,” he said. “There is an ongoing investigation and it would be premature for me to comment until we see the final results of the investigation.”
The ambassador said that Saudi Arabia “would like to know what happened” to Khashoggi, and hoped the investigation would provide answers “soon.”
Khashoggi has not been seen since he left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.