Saudi interior minister slams ‘media lies’ on ‘orders to kill Khashoggi’

Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (File photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz affirmed on Saturday the kingdom’s condemnation and denunciation of false accusations circulated in some media over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

He also stressed that what has been circulating about “orders to kill” Khashoggi are “lies and baseless allegations against the Saudi government, which is committed to its principles, rules and traditions and is in compliance with international laws and conventions,” according to Saudi Press Agency.

وزير الداخلية السعودي الأمير عبدالعزيز بن سعود بن نايف السعودي داخلية عبد العزيز

وزير الداخلية السعودي الأمير عبدالعزيز بن سعود بن نايف السعودي داخلية عبد العزيز

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He praised the cooperation with Turkish authorities through the Joint Investigation Commission and other official channels, stressing it was important that the media play a role in relaying facts, without affecting the investigation and judicial proceedings.

He also stressed the kingdom's keenness on the interests of its citizens at home and abroad and its keenness in particular to “clarify the whole truth about the disappearance of the citizen Jamal Khashoggi.”
 

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