Jubeir: Khashoggi case a grave mistake, those involved will be held accountable

Jubeir said that conflicting reports about whether khashoggi had left Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul prompted a probe. (File photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News that the Saudis want to hold to account those responsible in the case regarding the late Jamal Khashoggi.

Jubeir then added that Saudi King Salman was was “determined to hold Khashoggi killers accountable” .

“The individuals did this out of the scope of their authority,” Jubeir told Fox News’ Bret Baierhe during an exclusive interview, adding that none of those involved in Khashoggi’s death had close ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“There were not people closely tied to him. This was an operation that was a rogue operation,” he said.

Jubeir said that conflicting reports about whether khashoggi had left Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul prompted a probe that the Saudis will continue to put out information on Khashoggi’s death as it becomes available.

The Saudi foreign minister gave his condolences to family of Khashoggi and said the death was an aberration and a huge and grave mistake.

He added that the Saudis are currently working on finding out where Khashoggi’s body is and determining the full details into what happened.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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