UAE, Bahrain and others renew support for Saudi measures
Other countries from the region - Bahrain, Palestinian Presidency, The Arab League and the GCC, came forward in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and praised the statement of the Saudi Public Prosecution on the Khashoggi case.
The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the findings released by Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor on the investigation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation valued the steps taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia towards the case as well as the measures taken to hold accountable those behind the murder.
“The measures taken corroborate the fact that Saudi Arabia will remain a state of values, and justice that respects the principles of law and justice," said the statement.
The Ministry reaffirms that the findings confirm the continued and painstaking follow-up undertaken by the Saudi institutions concerned to ensure the safety of its citizens and update the public opinion and the international community on the facts related to the case.
While reiterating its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in all the measures it is taking, the UAE reaffirms its rejection of any attempts to politicise or internatioalise the case in a way that threatens the Kingdom’s sovereignty and stability.
GCC secretary general lauds statement
The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani lauded the statement issued by the Public Prosecutor regarding the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi.
He quoted the public prosecutor’s statement as confirming the Kingdom’s adherence to competing the necessary procedures to continue investigations in this criminal case away from politization sought by some biased circles.
Al-Zayani said in a statement that the firm measures taken by the concerned Saudi authorities is yet another evidence of the keenness of the Kingdom to apply the principles of transparency and accountability in their capacity as a firm approach to unveil the details of the crime and prove that fair justice is the only platform to enforce law and bring about justice.
He said the Public Prosecutor’s statement was keen to inform the public opinion of the progress of investigations and their outcome.
Bahrain reiterates strong support
The Kingdom of Bahrain reiterated its strong support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and said its actions on the issue of the citizen Jamal Khashoggi, which was clarified by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Attorney General.
The Bahrain statement stressed that these steps reflect the accountability and commitment to the punishment of all those involved in this issue, full justice and a fair and transparent interpretation of the facts.
Bahrain also reaffirmed its total rejection of the politicization, internationalization or exploitation of the issue and the accusation against Saudi Arabia and the violation of its sovereignty, security and stability, and attempts to divide the entire Islamic world. It affirmed that Saudi Arabia is the basis of stability and peace in the region and the world and to achieve sustainable development, prosperity and stability for the peoples of the region and the world.
Palestinian President endorses Kingdom stand
The Palestinian Presidency in a statement said: “We trust in the integrity and independence of the Saudi judiciary and reject politicization of Khashoggi’s case.”