Saudi minister: Media campaigns against Saudi Arabia are not a new occurence

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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Gulf Affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan, said media lies and campaigns against the Kingdom are not a recent occurrence.

In a tweet, al-Sabhan said the accusations the country is facing in light of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on October, 2, are part of “systematic and organized campaigns that have been ongoing for decades.”

A number of Gulf leaders previously stated that the way in which Qatari and international media reported the Saudi journalist’s disappearance is blatant evidence of a global targeted campaign against Saudi Arabia.

The leaders stressed their support for Saudi Arabia and warned that the repercussions of politically-targeted media campaigns against the Kingdom will be serious. Full story

The Gulf officials’ statements come with a number of false media accusations and rumors by Qatari-backed media agencies on Khashoggi’s case.

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