Salah Khashoggi: Picture of handshake with Crown Prince misinterpreted

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The son of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said an image of his handshake with the Saudi Crown Prince shortly before he left Saudi Arabia two weeks ago was widely misinterpreted.

Salah Khashoggi was speaking alongside his brother Abdullah to CNN, in their first media interview following their father’s killing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

“I mean there was nothing, they were just over analyzing the whole situation,” Salah said.

“I understand why they’re trying to do that. They’re trying to get as much information as they can out of anything, which is something that we’re also doing. Sometimes they’re just baseless claims, sometimes they just don’t make any sense,” he added.

He said that he is waiting for the Saudi investigation into the killing of his father to be over and for the facts to come out.

“The King has stressed that everybody involved will be brought to justice. And I have faith in that. This will happen. Otherwise Saudi wouldn’t have started an internal investigation,” Salah said.

Asked if he was placing his faith in the King, Salah replied: “yes.”

Speaking from Washingtion, Salah said he was due to go back to his banking job in Jeddah very soon.

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