Jubeir: Justice in Khashoggi case is a Saudi demand before it is a global one
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Asharq Al-Awsat that justice in the case of late journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a Saudi demand before it is an international one.
Jubeir also said that the king and his crown prince are a red line and that “we will not allow them to be harmed”.
The Saudi foreign minister also called on Ankara to submit its evidence in the Khashoggi case to the Saudi Public Prosecution and help them in reaching all the facts, pointing out that Ankara confirmed that the Crown Prince was not the intended person in their accusations.
“Those who want to achieve justice, must provide what they have to the Saudi judiciary,” Jubeir was quoted as saying by Asharq al-Awsat.
Jubeir stressed that “the leadership of the Kingdom is keen to maintain and strengthen the strategic relationship and historical partnership with the United States,” noting that “the US sanctions in the case of Khashoggi are individual and did not target the Kingdom’s government or economy.”
“The Kingdom is the first to take action against the defendants in the case of the death of Jamal Khashoggi, followed by other countries by imposing measures toward people in a manner that does not affect the strategic relations and political and economic interests common to us and our allies,” he added.